3 Riddle Stories from Asia & Africa
Philippines, India, and the Congo
3 riddle stories 3 play scripts Research a topic & how to present it
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Riddle stories from Asia & Africa:
"The Pumpkin in the Jar" (Philippines)
"All for a Paisa" (India)
"Outwitting the Imp" (Congo)
Story: Play script: Exercises: Writing:
"Pumpkin in the Jar"
"All for a Paisa"
"Outwitting the Imp"
1) Play: "Pumpkin in the Jar"
2) Play: "All for a Paisa"
3) Play: "Outwitting the Imp"
Choose a Topic to
Research from one of
the 3 riddle stories
Step 1: View some topics
from the 3 riddle stories
Step 2: Plan the research
Step 3: Tips
Steps 4-6: Organize Fact
Cards, hook the audience,
write a conclusion
Finished your Research?
How to present it to others
Step 7: (cont.) Presentation tips:
(oral presentation, poster,
Game - "How much detail
from the presentations
can you remember?"
More resources for the Riddle Stories:
Fun with problem-solving: illusions hidden message
Other stories with themes of creativity and problem-solving
Multiple choice, reading comprehension questions- Pumpkin in a Jar / All for a Paisa / Outwitting the Imp
Self-scoring rubric & how to use
Feedback: by e-mail print this page & fax it
Acknowledgements, permission, & source of story
Extra Fact Cards
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