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Brer Bunny and the Tar Bunny

Storyteller Chip in front of an illustration of Brer Bunny raising his fists against a bunny made of tar
In the UK, a week in November is given to discuss bullying. Stories provide a safe space to explore this sensitive topic, and none moreso than the “origin” story of southern US folklore’s undisputed hero!

But at the start of this story, Brer Bunny (aka Brer Rabbit) doesn’t seem all that heroic…

To hear the end of this tale, your young learners will need to complete our Epic Challenge – while hitting a Literacy objective at the same time! In this video, we ask them to write a letter to Brer Bunny as Tortoise, Wolf, or Bison.

While our website is still in development, please note you can send your Epic Challenge responses by clicking here or visiting epictales.co.uk/challenge.

Please also scroll to the bottom of this page for our Epic Learning resources including a PDF and mp3 downloads, and the Epic Learning Podcast discussing the learning outcomes in this story – from literacy to numeracy and beyond!

Epic Learning Resources

Find learning outcomes in this story for all ages from 4 to 11, including Literacy, Numeracy, Science and PSHCE!

Listen to the podcast in full, or search for a specific outcome by clicking the “Chapter Headings” button (buzzsprout chapter headings button). After clicking this button, you can use Ctrl-F (Cmd-F on a Mac) to search by keyword.

Outcomes are presented in the following format:
Age Range & Subject [Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Humanities, Arts, PE and/or PSHCE]: list of outcomes

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