Legends Project – Period 4
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.
ii Am doiing An eAstern legend, cAlled “MULAN”…….
I’m doing US Legends and my legend is “The Headless Horseman.”
It’s the retelling of the folktale “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and it orginated
I am doing Native American, and my new legend is the “OLD MAN AND THE BEGINNIG OF THE WORLD” originated from the Blackfoot Tribe. And this one does not involve Aseop!
I’m doing US legends and it’s blackbeard’s ghost. It’s sweet
Aseop was not American or Native American.
If you are in fact int he Native American Legends group you will have to pick a different legend.
Please take a look at the website below to find out a bit about Aesop . . .
Also, you may like to check out this PDF of all Aesop’s Fables . . .
I am doing Native American and it is written by Aseop called the Mischievous Dog.
I’ve got Native American Legends, and my legend is Why Rabbit Has A Short Tail.
eastern legend, its called Tanabata
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Us legends, i call the legend of Bigfoot
Im doing U.S. legends. I call “The Maid of The Mist”
Hey its Erika. I’m doing the Legend of jhonny appleseed. for u.s. legends
Native American and i am changing to Ghost of the White Deer
Native American and i am doing Old Man and the Roasted Squirrels
i’m doing Native American and i call Legend of the Cherokee Rose. and to think that my name is Rosa. lol ^^
Native American–Native Lore: How Coyote Stole Fire) , is the one im doing kk
I’m doing Native Americans. I call The Legend Of Five Suns by Kenneth Johnson.
nevamind im doing western legends(non u.s) the name of the story is the little blue one
amanda this is janis where did you find that?
meow, i am doing Western Legends (non U.S.) the name of the story is “the tolling of the bell”.
sorry i mean the coyoty(trickster sorry for spelling
native america if you dont know
I call the yellow jacket and the ant haha i m first ….just kidding