Susan Silverman and Pattie Knox are at it again!  After their successful project, Frosty Readers 2001, they couldn't resist collaborating on another Internet project.  So, here we have Cinderella Around the World!  Now aren't these the most adorable fairy godmothers you've ever seen?


Patricia Knox
Technology Support Specialist
North Canton City Schools
North Canton, Ohio
Greentown  Elementary Web Site
Orchard Hill Elementary Web Site
Pattie's Web Site

Susan Silverman
Instructional Technology Integration Teacher
Comsewogue School District
Port Jefferson Station, New York
Comsewogue Web Site
Susan's Web Sites

Project Objectives:

Since this is a global project, the activities are designed to support  learning standards from a variety of geographical areas.  It also supports the following  National Educational Technology Standards for Students. (NETS)

NETS for Students

1.  Basic operations and concepts

  • Students are proficient in the use of technology.

2.  Social, ethical, and human issues

  • Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

3.  Technology productivity tools

  • Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, preparing publications, and producing other creative works.

4.  Technology communications tools

  • Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.

Project participants will be expected to list the learning standards for their state, region or list the NET Standards. 

Recommended For Students:

Grades 1-4 (ages 6-10)


Participating classes will read multi-cultural versions of Cinderella. Teachers are welcome to choose a book from a list or contribute to it.  After reading the story students will engage in  language arts, social studies, math or science activities that will be showcased on a web site.  Classes are invited to submit a maximum of six illustrations per class.  Warning: if you try to sneak extra graphics your hard drive will turn into a pumpkin! Students may work individually, in small groups or as a class.  The URL for this project is:


All materials will be sent electronically and  are due by Monday, October 1, 2001. We expect this project to have a  waitlist so there  will be no extensions on time.  People who are waitlisted will be notified by Friday, October 5, 2001.  Their due date will be October 22, 2001.  The site will remain posted to be used as a resource for teachers and students.

Number of Participants:

There will be a separate page for a twenty-five participating classes.  Right now we are only accepting one class per school.   More classes will be added if  Susan and Pattie have the time and energy!  (they will need very powerful magic wands to get that)

Suggested Activities:

  • Compare the traditional Cinderella story with a different version

  • Write a book review

  • Create new endings for the story

  • Rewrite the story as a play

  • Explore the fauna and flora, geography, history, culture and customs of region the story takes place in 

  • Write a poem about the book or a character in it

  • Create graphic organizers

  • Feel free to use your imagination and add to this list

How to register:

Please e-mail  the following information to Susan and Pattie

  • Your name, e-mail address, URL, school name, town, state, phone number, grade level and book choice.  Only two classes will  work on the same book.