Today’s podcast story is called “The Snail and The Deer”, obtained from the book, Filipino Popular Tales, by Dean S. Fansler and read by Alexa Q. Perez.
Listen to the story here or on Spotify.
Prepared by Kristine Anne P. Valdellon.
A. Discussion Question:
How would you judge the way the snail won over the deer? Do you think it was fair? Why do you think it was fair? Alternatively, what do you think should be the rules of a contest to make it fair for all participants, snail and deer?
B. Learning Activity
The story illustrates the use of intellectual strength to overcome a physical weakness or disadvantage. What other wisdom can you derive from the snail’s experience? Write one advice and put it together with your classmates into a poster. See sample below:
Image source: sketchesinstillness.com
Source: Dean S. Fansler, Filipino Popular Tales. Lancaster, PA. and New York: American Folklore Society and G. E. Stechert and Co., 1921. Available from Project Gutenberg.
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Sun and Moon
The Story of our Fingers
Why the Cow’s Skin is Loose on the Neck
The Lost Necklace
The Snail and The Deer
Ang Pagong at ang Matsing
Ang mga Paglalakbay ni Juan
Ang Pinagmulan ng Daigdig (Si Malakas at si Maganda)
Ang Unang Unggoy
Ang Alamat ng Palay
Ang Pinagmulan ng Lamok
Kung Paano Yumaman si Jackyo
Ang Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang ni Severino Reyes
Ang Pitong Tanga
Mga Kuwentong Pampasko
The Poor Man Who Became King
The Sultan with a Heart of Stone
Buking si Santa!
Istariray: Ang Bituing May Buntot!
Alamat ng Puto-Bumbong
Felice, Noel, and the Christmas Day Disaster
Stay in tune for the other stories in this podcast series!