Legends Project – Period 2
In class you were split up into groups of six or seven. Each group was given one of these four legend areas of focus:
- Local Legends:
- Greater Antilles – Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico
- Lesser Antilles – the long arc of small islands in the Caribbean Sea extending in a north-south direction from the Virgin Islands to Trinidad and then in an east-west direction from Margarita to Aruba off the northern coast of Venezuela
- Legends from the United States (not of Native American Cultures)
- Native American (North, Central, or South) Legends – Apache, Sioux, Chrokee, Seminole, Comanche, Eskimo, Inca, Muskogee, Aztec, etc. There are so many such that there are too many to list.
- Western Legends (non U.S.) – Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Austria, Italy, Malta, Greece, United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland
- Eastern Legends – North & South Korea, Vietnam, China, Japan, Thailand, India, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Nepal, Laos, Cambodia
This will be an ongoing project. It will unfold over the next two weeks.
- First, each group member must find and read at least one legend each from the area your group has been assigned. Be prepared to present your legend to your group. Only one person can work on any one legend.
- Second, you will meet with your groups to discuss the legends you each found and read. Your goal is to identify any common characteristics the different legends share.
- Third, and finally, each group will prepare an oral presentation to the class through which you will share your research and ideas.
Now, get this project going.
- What area of focus are you working in?
- Local Legends
- Legends from the United States
- Native American Legends
- Western Legends (non U.S.)
- Eastern Legends
- What legend are you working on?
You may feel free to share here: a summary of the legend you are working on, a link to a website where we might read the legend itself, some vocabulary we may need in order to fully understand the legend.
Be prepared to discuss your legend with your group tomorrow.
my legend is the Hunchback of Notre Dame located in
France. this legend is mostly a love story it indicates that looks don’t matter, and how an awfully ugly hunchback that scared have the town feel in love with a gorgeous gypsy,and how they lived happily ever after.
My legend is the one and only The Incredible Hulk. this is a U.S. legend and it revovles around bruce banner’s alter ego [Hulk] and basically what makes this dude a legend in the superhero industry.
Im doing local legends and im doin the lost city of atlantis which im not really local i guess but it does take place near the islands i basically just doin the myth of how it became a lost city or if it ever even was real
my legend is about a young girl who save her clan from total anihallation[spelling] and her clan becomes victorious over the rivals.
The legend of the headless horseman. Its about a solider you head was cut of and ou ever gose into his cementery will get their head cut off by him.
Kato Sayemon- it is about a dude who becomes a buhdist priest.
The Gasperilla Legend-
Its a legend about a pirate who supposedly buried treasure all over Southwest Florida before killling himself to avoid capture by an American Anti-Piracy Fleet.
I am doing Canada
An American legend that is considered to be the greatest outdoorsmen. The story of Paul Bunyan is told by many hunters and fishermen all over America.
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Shampoo Causes Cancer
Its about a certain ingredients in a shampoo could cause cancer. This Legend has been passed down since 1999.
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A Biography of one of Florida’s and Desoto Counties famous
James Mitchell “Acrefoot” Johnson
Link where it can be read :
This Legend is about a legendary mailman who was known as the “Barefoot Mailman” because of his abilities of walking so fast and because he was so tall, about 6’7 – 7, weighing over 250 lbs. He was suppsoely giving rides to travaleres on his back for a fee, which is why he was fired from the Postal Service.
Western Legend (non U.S.)
The Legend of The Loch
Summary: A creature (loch ness monster lurks in the Scottish loch.
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Legends from the United States- “A Gift from Saint Nicholas”
A poor family is visited by a stranger on Christmas Eve to find that he has brought an unimaginable amount of riches.
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U.S. history legends;
“The Lost Colony of Roanoke.”
Native American Legends
“How Saynday Got The Sun” Kiowa Tribe
Native American Legends
“Chief Mountain” from the Blackfoot tribe.
Summary: This legend describes how Chief Mountain in Glacier National Park was created.
Western Legend (Non U.S)
“The Black Legend” or in spanish “La Leyenda Negra” -Spain
The legend describes the the unfair and biased depiction of Spain and Spaniards.
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Western Legend (Non U.S.)
“The Legend Of Irelands Magic Harp” – Ireland
This legend is in a poetic format. It is about a lovely maiden who lost her beloved father in a fog. She began to cry with despair, just as a troop of leprechauns walked by. They asked for a strand of her hair, and made a harp with it. The magical harp led her father back through the fog and home.