The Arts: Tall Tales

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This year in school we are using Layers of Learning year 4. The second two weeks of school we did unit 2. Our arts topic was tall tales.

We talked about hyperboles and illustrated ones we made up.
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We learned about Jim Bridger.
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We learned about Davy Crockett. Adrian said he really understood Crockett saying “You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas” because he lives in Texas and it really is that awesome.
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We made up tall tales about all the amazing stuff we have most assuredly done.
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We watched an old Paul Bunyan cartoon.
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We learned about Mark Twain.
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We watched two versions of John Henry.
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We learned about Flatboat Annie.
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We discussed folk heroes from tall tales and today’s superheroes and how they are similar and different.
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We wrote our own tall tales about all the amazing things we could think of to have our characters do.
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