Storytelling: Fairy Tales and Legends of Central Eurasia

by  Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center

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This presentation will feature fairy tales, legends, and other stories from cultures throughout Central Eurasia. You may choose from the following regions and countries, and we will work with you to find an appropriate story for your grade level and interests: Mongolia/Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Central Asia/Silk Road, Iran/Persia

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30-45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines

Art, Culture, Foreign/World Languages, International, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Performing Arts, Reading, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center

Bloomington, IN
United States

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) at Indiana University's Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies is a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center dedicated to raising awareness about its target area: namely the Turkic, Iranian, Mongolian, Uralic, and Tibetan cultural spheres. Some countries included are Turkey, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan.

IAUNRC Graduate Assistants

Program Details


1. This program begins with a PowerPoint presentation of a fairy tale, legend, or story adapted from a picture book.
2. The presenter will then share brief information about the culture and country this story came from.
3. Students and educators will be able to ask questions or make comments about the story.


The participant will:
- be introduced to different traditions of storytelling
- develop an appreciation for less commonly studied cultures and peoples
- engage in a discussion about the importance of storytelling

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.1 -- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.5 -- Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.6 -- Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.7 -- Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.9 -- Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.RL.1 -- Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.RL.2 -- Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.RL.4 -- Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.RL.7 -- Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.RL.9 -- Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RL.2 -- Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.RL.2 -- Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.RL.9 -- Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RL.4 -- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.