Swan Lake Language Arts Curriculum Guide
- Swan Maidens appear in differing forms and with different labels in fairy tales and legends from around the world. Usually in these stories they are "shape-shifters" and can change back and forth from swan to human form, though they are often limited as to when they can change, just like in "Swan Lake".
- This is a link to swan maiden stories from around the world, including Sweden, Romania and Japan.
- Make up a story about a king and queen and something that happens in their kingdom. Maybe there is a dragon terrorizing their land, or a terrible wizard casts a spell on the princess or prince.
- Write a play to go along with the story; dress up, make a set, and perform the play for your class, family or friends.
- Make puppets and put on a puppet show of the story you wrote.
- Rent The Swan Princess, an animated movie version of Swan Lake.
- Read aloud The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B White, it's a classic! (amazon.com)
- Read the story of The Ugly Duckling. (amazon.com)
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