April 23

William Shakespeare dies

April 23, 1616

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William Shakespeare born

April 23, 1564

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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra burial

April 23, 1616

World Book Day

April 23, 1995

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  • Fables and Trickster Tales Around the World
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Fables and Trickster Tales Around the World

    The following lesson introduces children to folk tales through a literary approach that emphasizes genre categories and definitions. In this unit, students will become familiar with fables and trickster tales from different cultural traditions and will see how stories change when transferred orally between generations and cultures.

  • Fairy Tales Around the World
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Fairy Tales Around the World

    In this lesson plan, students read and learn to understand fairy tales in order to recognize their universal literary structures and themes. They compare similar fairy tales from different cultural and geographic regions of the world to see over-arching plots featuring conflicts between good and evil and imagery and motifs that are repeated across many cultures and time periods.