I love doing a Cinderella Around the World unit to introduce our Social Studies units throughout the year. We spend time reading stories from around the world, then talk about the countries they came from. Here is a slide show of my introduction:
If you have never used a Prezi, it's the coolest thing ever. My kids love the "zooming" technology. You can click on a Cinderella story and it zooms in. Then click on the outside of the picture and it zooms back out.
Any ideas for Cinderella stories from Australia and South America?