Research the Fairy tale further - find another version of the story. It may be from another country or part of the world (remember, the Grimm's are German) it may be a modernized version of the story, a la Disney or DreamWorks.
For the alternate version of the tale: summarize and identify the major themes and lessons.
Compare and contrast the two stories:
- What elements are the same, what are different? How do the differences change the story for you? Do the differences change the themes or lessons?
- Which version do you prefer and why?
- What needs to be changed or modified to make the story relevant for today?
Sometimes the lessons and themes in the story are outdated, or only partially hold true. Often it is the setting and how the characters interact. Give some thought to how people interact today versus how they interact in the story. For example: would President Obama hold a ball (gala/party) with the intent of his daughters choosing a husband from the attendees?
Project: Modernized Fairy Tales
Based on the work above (you will hand in the summaries of each tale with the themes and lessons, as well as the comparison and further analysis for a grade!) Re-write the original version of the story you read so that it is more relevant for todays young people.
Once you have rewritten the story you will create a "Story book". This can be a physical "book" or digital via Wevideo.com, BUT it MUST includes images. You can create the images yourself by staging a photo shoot, collect images online, or draw them yourself. BE CREATIVE!!