Students discuss the significance of legends, and conduct research on the Internet. They write an original legend, and create a sculpture, drawing, painting, collage or a quilt to illustrate their legend.
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Native Myths and Legends–The Art of Storytelling (Aboriginal)
Students examine several stories of the North American Aboriginal people. In this cross curricular history and langauge arts lesson, students read and discuss Aboriginal legends. They then examine the legends for the four aspects of...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Myths and Legends from Ancient Greece and Around the World
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...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
The Notorious Hope Diamond: What Makes an American Legend?
Students view and discuss a video on the legend of the Hope Diamond then compare and contrast other tales such as Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill and Johnny Appleseed. They analyze basic characteristics of these legends then use descriptive...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Exploring Arthurian Legend
Young scholars investigate the evolution of the King Arthur stories and analyze them as a window into the culture that preserved them. They trace the legends through their earliest versions through medieval and Victorian times and into...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Moccasins Are Made for Dancing
Students explore two Native American legends. In this cultural traditions lesson plan, students read "The Legend of Blue Bonnet," and "The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush." Students then study basic Native American dance movements prior...
8th - 12th English Language Arts