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118 resources with the keyterm legends

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Caves

For Teachers K - 4th
Explore caves with your class! Your scholars will participate in scientific observation, research, inference and deduction, reading, vocabulary, and writing activities about caves with this lesson plan. This resource contains five...
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The First Strawberries

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore Cherokee legends. They read The First Strawberries by Joseph Bruchac, and then do several activities to help comprehension. They discuss the book and answer comprehension questions. In addition, they retell the...
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Exploring Korea's Creation Myth

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Have your middle schoolers role play the Korean creation myth as they become familiar with Korean religion and culture. They will be able to recognize historical facts and influences, as well as examine how the mythic message continues...
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A Legend...A Mask

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore symbolism and American Indian legends. They create a legend with symbols or pictures and then design and create masks that symbolize something from their legend. Finally, they orally present their legends to their...
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Pablita Indian Legends

For Teachers K - 3rd
Scholars are introduced to the characteristics of a legend. They read and discuss Old Father Story Teller by Pablita Velarde. Then, in groups, they write and illustrate a poem based on one of the legends from the book. This lesson plan...
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Folklore for Primary Students

For Teachers K - 2nd
Study folklore and its various criteria with your class. Young readers write original folktales and create visual displays. Individuals present their works to the rest of the class and compare the features of their stories with the...
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Tales Once Told

For Teachers 7th - 10th
If you are looking for a lesson to cap off a unit on myths, legends, fables, and folktales, this is a solid option. Readers analyze additional stories in the genre to identify common elements to this type of literature. It includes group...
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Text Features of Fiction, Poetry, Drama: Story Matrix

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How do novels differ from plays? Explore with your class the text features of fiction and drama by reading The Hidden One: Native American Legend and then performing a reader’s theater script based on the story. Class members create a...
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The Iliad

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore ancient warfare through a dramatic reading of select portions of The Iliad with your class. They will identify the major characters in The Iliad and explain the strategies, external forces, and alliances of the Trojan War
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Myths and Legends from Ancient Greece and Around the World

For Students 8th - 10th
Develop your Greek mythology lesson with this worksheet, which contains six questions about Alice Low's "Zeus and the Creation of Mankind." They can learn about the story of Prometheus as well as study the Greek myth of creation. For a...
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Introduction to Myths, Fables, and Legends

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Middle schoolers identify elements of myths, fables, and legends as they read an example of each.  After reading an example of each type of story, they list elements from each.  They compare and contrast these features by completing a...
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Heroic Deeds

For Teachers 3rd
What a wonderful way to have your class use their critical-thinking skills! Using folktales and legends as the tool, they have to decide which characters could be considered heroic and why. There are a variety of resources provided to...
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Let's Look at Legends: Oregon quarter reverse

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Analyzing historical legends is a fun way to develop critical-thinking skills. Pupils will use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast two historical legends relating to volcanoes. While this lesson focuses on the image of Crater...
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Magical and Mystical Details

For Teachers 1st Standards
Identify magical and mystical details in the tales The Legend of Bluebonnet and The Legend of Old Befana. Talk about seemingly impossible details and illustrations in order to demonstrate the qualities of legend and magic. Encourage...
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Myths, Legends, and Tales: Lesson 12

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore literature genres. In this myths and legends lesson, students listen to The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Leonard Everett Fisher and add the names and meanings of the Egyptian gods and goddesses described in the...
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Creating a Legend

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars create a legend that explains the existence of Mount St. Helens. They discuss how natural occurences often have no clear explanation. After listening to legends concerning the formation of Mt. St. Helens, students create...
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Fairy Tales and Folklore Tell about....

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Every elementary age child learns about the different genres of literature, this PowerPoint will give them a clear idea of what to look for when identifying Folklore and Fairy Tales. Each slide describe the characteristics of Folklore,...
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Raven The Trickster Puppet Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the legends of Native Americans that are found in the Northwest Region. They conduct research using a variety of resources and create puppets and a stage for the acting of one of the...
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Express Yourself

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Youngsters practice retelling a part of their favorite Native American tale to a small group of their peers. Peer partners assess each others performances. To keep comments positive and constructive, consider giving your class sentence...
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Carver Primary Squares

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Using a game format, this series of slides has learners identify literary genres. They have to use a clue to answer questions about literary genres including myths and legends, historical fiction, and fairy tales. This resource could be...
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Mystic Lands: Maya: Messages in Stone

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore an ancient Mayan city. In this world history lesson, students watch a video about the ancient Mayan civilization, discussing information prior to and after watching the video. Students then come to understand more about...
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Oral Stories

For Teachers 1st Standards
Legends are stories that have been retold as they have been passed down through the generations. Learners orally retell The Legend of the Bluebonnet in their own unique way after discussing the importance of oral traditions and...
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Celestial Characters

For Teachers K - 12th
Students read myths and legends about celestial bodies, compare cultural perceptions of celestial personalities, represent "character" of sun, moon, clouds, or stars, and invent their own stories about their chosen celestial characters.
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Popular Heroes of the 1800s

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars read folk tales, explore myths and legends of popular cultural heroes of 1800s, and compare their exploits and adventures with today's heroes. Young scholars then discuss characteristics of "tall tales," and develop and...