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Cowboys and Librarians | Oh Noah!

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Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for kitchen items and shapes with the Oh Noah! “Cowboys and Librarians,” webisode, related games, lesson plans, and activities. In “Cowboys and Librarians,” Coco’s library book about cowboys is overdue, and Noah offers to return it for her. But when he gets in a taxi and says “library” in English while pointing to the book cover, the driver misunderstands and takes him to a ranch. After many hilarious attempts to ride a horse, Noah finally gallops off into the sunset, and gets to the library just before closing time. Students can learn, build upon, and apply the Spanish vocabulary through playing the interactive games. In the lesson plan, students will practice this Spanish vocabulary through a variety of hands-on games, and making craft dough to practice identifying shapes in Spanish.

Chinese Folktale: The Little Rabbits

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This video features the Chinese story "The Little Rabbits" in both English and Chinese. The story has elements of the Western stories “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs.” Mama rabbit leaves her three little rabbits at home alone while she goes out. She warns her little rabbits to not open the door for anyone. A wolf overhears the mother’s warning and tries to trick the little rabbits. They aren’t fooled and outsmart the wolf.

Storytelling in China goes back more than a thousand years and plays an important role in Chinese society. It has been used as a way to preserve culture and share knowledge as stories are passed from generation to generation.

Colombian Folktale: Pastorcita

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This video features the Colombian story Pastorcita in both English and Spanish. Pastorcita has many elements that are similar to “Little Bo Peep.” Pastoricta is a shepherd girl who has lost her sheep. When she does find them, they are missing their tails. After searching, she finds their tails and sews them back on with thread and honey.