Thursday, June 18, 2009

In the News: Fairy Tales on Trial

I discovered this little gem about fairy tales. A school in Kentucky just held a two-week summer camp called: "Guilty or Not Guilty, You Be the Judge--Fairy Tales on Trial" Apparently the camp ended last week after several days of studying versions of Three Little Pigs, writing a script that put the Big Bad Wolf on trial and then acting it out.

Using fairy tales for mock trials is not a new concept (see Finding Justice in Fairy Tales, for example), but I've not heard about any summer camps for younger students exclusively covering the subject before.

You can read the entire article at: Student learn about justice through fairy tales.

And on a related note, thinking of fairy tales and books about justice, I recommend Sharon Creeden's Fair is Fair: World Folktales of Justice. It is the best collection of justice tales that I have seen to date.

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