Senior Honors Projects, 2010-2019

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Date of Graduation

Spring 2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Department of English


Siân White

Brooks Hefner

Eric Carbaugh


This project is a unit of study designed for high school seniors in an advanced English class. The topic is fairy tales and adaptations, and through these twelve complete lesson plans, students will be led to examine the way fairy tales and society influence one another based on how a classic fairy tale is adapted over time. Students will study Jeanne Leprince de Beaumont's "Beauty and the Beast," the Brothers Grimm's "Brier Rose," and Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" as the original fairy tales. The adaptations paired with these texts are Alex Flinn's Beastly, James Finn Gardner's "Sleeping Persun of Better-Than-Average Attractiveness," and Disney's The Little Mermaid. In addition to these lesson plans, this project includes educational research from a variety of sources focused on revitalizing education and the use of fairy tales in the classroom.



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