1. Where does the magic happen?

    Investigation

    Goal

    Draw a map of magical places found in fairy tales and stories from around the world. 

    Research question

    Does the magic in fairy tales and stories happen in real places where people live(d)?

    Equipment

    • A white piece of paper, colored pencils, crayons, or felt-tipped markers.

    • Camera or scanner

    Why use data from multiple participants?

    Analyzing many different tales will facilitate the discovery of places considered enchanted or magical by different cultures.

    Investigation Protocol

    1. Choose one fairy tale or story you want to analyze. Read it from beginning to end. If you aren’t sure what constitutes a fairy tale, consult the project "Ocean of tales.” You can participate in the project more than once, using a new tale for every Report Form.
    2. Mark, on the map, an approximate location of the creation of the chosen tale.
    3. Write out all the places mentioned in the text of the tale (ie. forest or lake, castle or village). Note all the places where action happens.
    4. Answer the Report Form questions. For that, divide places on your list into the categories of ordinary and enchanted.
    5. Draw or design a map of your fairy tale or magical story. Use black and white colors for ordinary places and different colors for enchanted ones. Label the places you draw so all participants can read your map correctly.
    6. Upload your map to the Report Form and send the data.
    7. Take part in the project; help make a list of enchanted places. Help us locate places with names like Sherwood Forest, Narnia, Oz, and Camelot. Share your  observations about magical places with other participants.

    Safety tips

    Are not required.

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    • Project was published on:December 9, 2013
    Report Form Before filling in the Report Form, please read the Investigation Protocol