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85 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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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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Weather

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students determine how to read and record weather data. They use maps, legends, graphs, charts and lists. They read a Washington Post article entitled, "Hi, Sky: How Weather Works."
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Dreamcatchers

For Teachers K - 5th
After reading a Native American legend about dreamcatchers, why not make some. This resource provides several good links that explain the legend of the dreamcatcher and step-by-step instructions for making them with the class. Tip: If...
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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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International Folklore

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Folklore is composed of stories that convey cultural heritage and traditions. Many types of tales are listed as well as what they portray in various contexts and situations. Give your learners a brief description or definition of...
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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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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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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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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 instructional activity focuses on 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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Teaching With Pourquoi Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read and discuss several Pourquoi tales--legends that explain why certain natural events occur. They complete a variety of activities surrounding each tale and then write their own Pourquoi tale.
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Tall Tales

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Give your class an overview of American tall tales and some examples with these slides. The basic definition of folk stories, legends, and tall tales is explained, followed by famous characters from American lore. Reading suggestions are...
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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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Elements of the Oral Tradition

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Various genres of oral tradition are outlined and defined in these slides. Give your class examples of folk tales, fairy tales, parables, fables, legends, and myths before reading an example of one of these stories. This overview acts as...
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Creating a Legend

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students 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 their...
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Legends

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students are introduced to the topic of legends. Using the text of Irving's novels, they gather information on different cultures. They practice using new vocabulary and their listening skills. They retell the stories in chronlogical order.
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Turtle Legends

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students listen to the legend, Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back. They create a new moon for the calendar based on this natural part of everyday life in the seasons. They illustrate it under the story using water color paints.
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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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The Legend of King Arthur

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore historical perspectives through literature. In this King Arthur lesson, students discover the attributes of dramatic monologue as they read selected literature. High schoolers then discuss the legend of King Arthur...
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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...