Grades K–2, 50 Minutes
“We really enjoyed the folktale connection to the museum artifacts.”
— Teacher, Grades 2, Boston
Integrates with studies of
- Fables and folktales from diverse cultures
Explore the elements of a folktale using close looking and object-based discussion. Through the powers of imagination, sound, and smell, students are transported to a cedar longhouse in the Pacific Northwest. The museum educator uses storytelling techniques to help students understand the tale’s central message, identify the characters and structure of the tale, and learn more about objects made by Alaska native Tlingit and other native peoples. The program takes place in the Change and Continuity: Hall of the North American Indian galleries. Available in-person or virtually.