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 language to write a fictional legend based on contemporary tales.

6th - 12th English Language Arts 25 Views 37 Downloads
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