Somali Folktale Project — Sheekooyin Carrureed
Lyndale School S.P.I.R.A.L. Project
Project Mashruuca S.P.I.R.A.L. ee Lyndale
The Somali Folktales
Each story has the same format. There is an English version of the story, followed by a Somali version. The story is then written as a play (in English). A page of background material with classroom ideas and vocabulary is included as well as two student pages (with answer keys) - a cloz activity and a sequencing activity.
To download a pdf copy of the complete folktale project or an individual story, click on a title below. Please keep in mind the purpose of this project.
It is important to remember that these stories belong to the Somali people. They are their stories and it is our firm belief that they should be used only as intended. No one should reproduce the contents of this collection for any reason other than to help Somali adults and children. With that in mind, feel free to use and adapt these materials in any way for educational purposes. However, the project, as a whole, should not be reproduced without the permission of the Minneapolis Public School District #1.