These sites provide a vast amount of information about American Folktales. This information includes lesson plans, videos, books, activities, and background information about American Folktales. Some items may need to be modified to make age appropriate, while others are excellent resources for both teachers and students.
This site includes several links about tall tales and folklore and offers activities for students.
The character John Henry is a hero in American folklore whose story is loosely based upon a real man who helped to build the railroad. This site includes video along with connections and follow-up suggestions.
This website offers a lesson plan for studying Davy Crockett.
This site offers additional information about Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Davy Crockett, and John Henry.
This site lists several books about Johnny Appleseed and includes a summary, review, ISBN and price.
This site offers information about Annie Oakley. It also includes additional links and resources.
This site offers a lesson plan for studying Paul Bunyan and includes hands-on activities.
This site provides retellings of American folktales, tall tales, myths and legends, Native American myths, weather folklore, ghost stories, and more from each of the 50 United States.
This site lists educational videos for children about legends and folktales. Videos are available about John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, and Annie Oakley.
This site offers an introduction to American tall tales.
This site offers an extensive lesson plan for studying Davy Crockett.
This site is a lesson plan for the study of Paul Bunyan. It also includes several additional resources.
This website provides information in an index format. Students can click on a letter to read a summary of the American folk tales beginning with that particular letter. It also offers the option to browse by historical event or region.
This pathfinder offers a comparison of American tall tales and Marchen. This site provides several links to additional resources.
Students learn about Pecos Bill, Daniel Boone, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Ethan Allen, Davy Crockett, Sam Hyde, Jesse James, and Casey James. This site includes lesson plans that can be modified and adjusted.