I’ve found helping my students learn about folktales from different countries has been an important part of learning about geography. They also have an opportunity to share folktales from their countries, both to students in our classes and in others.
I have links to a number of folktales on my Geography page. Near the bottom of each regional category, you’ll find these links (which generally have both audio and text). The newest one is about Paul Bunyan, and was created by a teacher in France named Renee Maufroid. If you click on “Back to the main page” at the Paul Bunyan story you’ll see a list of a variety of other online activities Ms. (or Mr.) Maufroid has developed.