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Literature Themes: Around the World

These sites have lesson plans and literature that can be used to teach about other cultures. There are children’s books, fairy tales, and folktales that are set in and about various places in the world.


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Find children's literature from around the world.
Choose from stories for children, folktales, fairy tales, and fables from abround the world. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Find children's stories and poems from China, India, Egypt, Africa, America, Greece, Oceanic, France, Pre-Columbia, and more.
Includes children's literature from Africa, Europe, Australia, The Artic, South America, and Asia. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (forum, message board, etc.)
This lesson plan has activities and suggested literature to help students understand fairy tales so that they can better comprehend the structures of literature and cultures in different parts of the world. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
Read through this book list organized by cultural including African American, Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American. NOTE: This site contains ads.
These are suggested children's books that help students explore about East Asia. Includes a book's description.
Stories in these books are taken place in Antarctica.
This site includes folktales from India such as the Hitopadesha Tales, the Jataka Tales, and the Panchatantra Tales. NOTE: This site includes sponsored links.
Learn about Africa through literature. Includes activities that go along with a book.

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