Standard for our Unit on American Folktales:
SS1H2 The student will read or listen to American folktales and explain how they
characterize our national heritage. The study will include John Henry, Johnny
Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, and Annie Oakley.
Watch the video below to learn about Paul Bunyan
Who was Paul Bunyan? Why did he hang out with a blue ox named Babe?
Watch the original animated video from 1958 to find out more about this giant lumberjack and his loyal companion
This short video brings to life the tall tale of giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his large blue ox Babe. It presents Bunyan's shore-side discovery as a baby, his small town youth, his tree-cutting journeys out west, and his standoff with the diminutive Joe Muffaw with his steam-powered saw.
Walt Disney - Paul Bunyan (1/2) - 1958
Walt Disney - Paul Bunyan (2/2) - 1958
We will begin our unit by learning about Paul Bunyan.
This video will show you the life of Paul Bunyan. This folktale will explain how he characterizes our national heritage. Click on the picture below.