Author:
Melody Casey
Subject:
Social Studies, World Languages
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Lower Primary
Grade:
2
Tags:
  • GEDB
  • Global Education
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English, Spanish

    Education Standards

    GEDB Myths and Legends: Introduction to Myths and Legends (Lesson 1 of 3)

    GEDB Myths and Legends: Introduction to Myths and Legends (Lesson 1 of 3)

    Overview

    In this lesson, student will be exposed to different folktales corresponding to the Colombian folklore with the objective of getting the student familiarized with these traditions, as well as identifying the difference between a myth and a legend. This lesson was developed by Carolina Vargas-Escobar as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

    Lesson Plan

    Description

    In this lesson, student will be exposed to different folktales corresponding to the Colombian folklore with the objective of getting the student familiarized with these traditions, as well as identifying the difference between a myth and a legend.

     

    Content

    Student Engagement/Motivation

    Students will watch a PDF image of a very  traditional character in Colombia called: "La Marimonda" The teacher will ask students eliciting questions about what they see in the picture, example.

    • Is it a man or a woman?
    • Is he/she beautiful?
    • What color are her/his eyes?
    • Where is he/she?
    • Is he happy?

     

    Learning Targets and Criteria for Success

    The teacher will explain that this character is called “La Marimonda" , and it is originally from Barranquilla, Colombia. It was created by a man who wanted to make fun out of the rich people by putting on ridiculous and backwards clothing.

    This character became one of the most representative in the carnival of Barranquilla which is celebrated each year in January.

    The teacher will explain that this is an example of a legend because it came out from a real situation, and that is the main characteristic of a legend: explain a real fact by means of a none so real situation. In this case, the outfit of a man making fun out of the rich people of a society, became a famous made out character who turned out to be the most relevant in this Caribbean festival.

    In the second part of the class, the teacher will repeat this procedure (presenting the image) with another picture "El hombre Caiman" (the alligator man).

    The teacher will show the picture, the teacher will ask questions about it:

    • What is it?
    • Where is it?
    • Why is it looking like that?.
    • After the students have given their answers the teacher will tell the story of " El hombre caiman"

     

    Supplies/Resources

     

    Learning Tasks and Practice

    The teacher will hand out  two different stories for the students to read with a classmate. The students will read the stories, and decide whether they are a myth or a legend.

    The students will fill out a Venn diagram.

     

    Technological Engagement

    The teacher will project the PDF docmuents with the images of the characters in the smartboard.The students will use Internet to find web pages with information about myths and legends at home.

     

    Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Learning

    After the students have completed the Venn diagram, they will share it with the whole class, and socialize and discuss their answers.

     

    Student Self-Reflection and Action Steps

    The teacher will ask the students their opinion about the two stories, "El dorado "and " La llorona".  The teacher will lead a whole class discussion.

    The teacher, using questions will make sure the students clearly understand the differences between a legend and a myth.

    If there are students with misconceptions about the topic, the teacher will ask the students with the correct answers to explain to the whole class and clarify any doubts.

     

    Feedback/Instructional Adjustments

    In case any adjustment has to be made, the teacher will go back to the initial PDF presentation and show it again, giving more details if necessary.

     

    Extended Learning Opportunities 

    Divide the group into two smaller groups, (group A and group B).  Give each student a piece of paper with a title either Myth or Legend. Students will have to write  a short myth or legend, using their  imagination.

     

    Teacher Reflection of Learning

    The teacher will ask  the student their opinion about the lesson, about their favorite part and their favorite story. The teacher will determine if the objectives of the class were reached.