Chapter 1 - Introduction

Folktales are those stories passed down from generation to generation. At first, the stories were told around the fires to entertain, to pass along the history of a group to the next generation, and to caution children of the dangers "out there".

Folktales are found in all cultures. They appear as Greek and Roman myths, as the "Tall Tales" of the early settlers of North America, and as the explaination stories of cultures around the world

Folktales are frequently taught during third grade in the United States. We have built this site to help teachers use technology in their teaching of folktales. We hope you enjoy this site, and that you continue to use folktales in your classroom to teach cultural awareness.

Navigate around this site using your forward and back browser buttons. A "Top of Page" button and a "Home" button are provided to help you navigate.

When the links lead you off the site, (for example, when you navigate to the Trackstar site,return using your back browser button.

Last, but not least, have fun.

Bon Voyage

Disclaimer ---

This site was created by Diane Brown and Michelle Madden to fulfill requirements for an Oklahoma State University graduate class. This site is not considered to be child-safe because some of the sites referenced within this site link to the world wide web.

This page last updated March 17, 2002