The Greedy Porcupine: A Shoshone Tale

Goals and Outcomes

As a result of this activity, students will accomplish the following:

  1. Students will become familiar with a traditional Shoshone tale, "The Greedy Porcupine,"  written and illustrated by children from the Northwestern Band (Utah) of the Shoshone Nation.
  2. Share two things they learned about Native American storytelling with classmates. 
  3. Students will identify setting, characters, the problem, the solution and the lesson or moral of the story. 
  4. The character mapping activity will increase comprehension of the story and provide the basis for the discussion in character education, tying in with the moral of the story.