Beyond Once Upon a Time: The Truth About Fairy Tales (Grades 5-6)

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Princes and princes, talking animals, magic, and of course, happily ever afters are all familiar parts of fairy tales. Did you know fairy tales are much more than that? Fairy tales have long been reflections of cultures, values, and morality throughout the world. In this course we will study the history of the fairy tale from its origin in the oral tradition to modern day. We will examine traditional fairy tale structure and emulate it in our own writings. We will discuss how fairy tales reflect culture and how they are a part of culture. Finally, we will look at stereotypes and morality in fairy tales.

Student profile

This course is designed as a challenging enrichment opportunity for students completing grades 5–8.

Important dates

Application deadlines

Application opens: Nov. 29, 2022
Deadline: May 1, 2023

Tuition deadlines

The first half of tuition is due by May 15, 2023. The second half of tuition is due by June 1, 2023.

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Program Questions?

Contact Denise Ksioszk at denise.ksioszk@wisc.edu or 608-262-0002

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