Responsibilities of the Role:

  1. Students document instances of chickens used in literature (fables, nursery ryhmes, and fiction),the visual arts (paintings and crafts), and in entertainment (jokes and games).
  2. Students analyze and determine the influence of these instances on our culture.
  3. Students compile and present information in a team production with a real-life theme.


 Internet Resources:


Aesop's Fables

Many of Aesop's popular fables about the rooster with morals for all ages


Un-official Super Chicken home page

Sounds, graphics, and links to the TV cartoon of the 60's and 70's


Zehnder's Chicken Joke Page

Interesting one-liners, often with a play on words


Tin Chicken's Joke Page

Story jokes and one-liners


Why did the Chicken cross the Road?

Nonsensical answers to a perpetural question


Folk Art Chickens

Three paintings of chickens





Non-Internet Resources:

Eggbert the Slightly Cracked Egg, by Tom Ross, Paperstar

Self-reflection geared to 3rd graders but with lessons for all

The Painter Who Loved Chickens, by Olivier Dunrea, 1995. A Sunburst Book.


Chicken Little, by Stephen Kellog, 1987. New York: W. Morrow.

Classic tale of Chicken Little and Foxy Loxy


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