for Pig Day
students will locate areas on a map from which different
versions of "The Three Little Pigs"
originated. The students will also compare different
cultural versions of "The Three Little Pigs".
- Introduce and read each of
the three versions of The Three Little Pigs.
- Discuss the three areas in
the United States from which these versions
originated: Arizona, Louisiana, and Hawaii.
- Have the students locate
these three areas on a map of The United States.
- Discuss how the versions
were alike and how they were different.
- Have the students complete
Little Pigs Around the Country Worksheet.
- Discuss the fact that many
pigs live on farms. Compare and contrast living
on a farm to living in a city. Use the link to Pork4Kids
which provides a cyber tour of a pig farm. Some
comparisons to consider would be: transportation, the
number of people, the number of buildings, types of
housing, types of animals, distance to schools and
stores, noise level, etc. Make a chart of these
- Have a lesson on
Christopher Columbus and his 2nd voyage to the New
World in 1493. It is believed he brought pigs on
this trip and introduced them to the New World.
Later, pigs were imported from England.