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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Folklore & Mythology

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Odon the Giant - Story Time Draw Along

Students will draw their favorite unlikely, small hero from the Philippine folk tale “Odon the Giant.”

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8)

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Tiger and Puppy Paper Plate Animals

The story “Tiger and Puppy” is about a village with five families, where a mischievous tiger would eat all the food. An unlikely hero, a small puppy, comes to the rescue and helps the villagers capture the tiger. Create your own paper plate animals to retell this Korean folktale.

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5)

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Tiger and the Puppy

Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Miriam Mills, engages pre-school students in the museum’s Korea galleries by telling a Korean folktale about a tiger and a puppy using artworks from the Asian Art Museum’s collection.

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten

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Rangda

Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Miriam Mills, tells the story of Rangda, the Balinese witch.

GRADE LEVEL: Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8)

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The Magic Tea Kettle (Bunbuku Chagama)

Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Jeff Byers, tells a Japanese folktale about a magical raccoon-dog, or tanuki, who uses its shape shifting powers to reward its rescuer for his kindness.

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5)

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Badger and the Magic Fan

Jeff Byers, a storyteller at the Asian Art Museum, tells a Japanese folktale about a badger and a magic fan in front of the museum’s tearoom.

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5)

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Issunboshi: Little One Inch Boy

Asian Art Museum storyteller, Liz Nichols, tells a Japanese story about a boy who was only one inch tall.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5)
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