Myths, Folktales, and Legends
Ten learning stations make for an active and collaborative activity on myths, folktales, and legends. Pupils read a different text at each station and determine what genre the piece fits into, offering evidence for their decision.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Seven Directions: Making Connections Between Literature and American Indian History
Stereotype or archetype? Myth or fact? Middle schoolers apply critical thinking skills to assess the validity of the images and story details in picture books portraying Native American history. The study begins with an examination of...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Moccasins Are Made for Dancing
Students explore two Native American legends. In this cultural traditions activity, students read "The Legend of Blue Bonnet," and "The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush." Students then study basic Native American dance movements prior to...
8th - 12th English Language Arts