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: Living the Legend (Lesson 2 of 3)

    GEDB Myths and Legends: Living the Legend (Lesson 2 of 3)

    Overview

    In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to be part of a Colombian legend. In this case, the legend of "El Dorado". Also they will get to know part of the history of a Pre-Colombian civilization. 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, students will have the opportunity to be part of a Colombian legend. In this case, the legend of "El Dorado". Also they will get to know part of the history of a Pre-Colombian civilization.

     

    Content

    Student Engagement/Motivation

    The teacher will show a map of Guatavita in Colombia (Google Earth), and will  tell the students that this is where the story took place. Remarking that this was a real story. The teaher will tell the  story about "La leyenda del Dorado"and will ask  some comprehension questions :

    • What is the name of the legend? 
    • Who were they preparing?
    • When did his preparation begin?
    • Could he go out at night?
    • How long this preparation last?
    • What did they throw to the lagoon?

     

    Learning Targets and Criteria for Success

    The students will receive a summary of the legend “El Dorado" , they will have to differentiate the real elements  of the story and the ones that were made up by the ancient civilization . They will identify it write it down and socialize their conclusions with the group.

     

    Supplies/Resources

    • Smartboard
    • Hand out
    • Recycled material 
    • Recycled paper
    • Yellow paint/crayons

     

    Learning Tasks and Practice

    Once the students have  completed the hand out, they will role play the legend. One student will represent the native chief to be, and how he offered old the tribe's gold and emeralds to the lagoon. Other students will represent the Spaniards who came to find the treasure. The students will make their own costumes using recycle material.

     

    Technological Engagement

    • Google earth
    • Video 
    • Video tape
    • Smartboard

     

    Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Learning

    The teacher will video tape the role play of the student (with previous permission of parents).

     

    Student Self-Reflection and Action Steps

    The students will watch the video of their role play,  and observe how they performed, and how  well they represented each role to self evaluate his own learning.

     

    Feedback/Instructional Adjustments

    Students will be  allowed to ask and answer any clarifying question the student may have. A class discussion is always a good tool to make things clearer.

     

    Extended Learning Opportunities 

    Students will go home and  create their own legend, or myth. The legend should include a clear  beginning, middle, and end, and will  be presented  to the group  the next class. 

     

    Teacher Reflection of Learning

    The teacher will ask the students some reflexion questions. How much did you learn in this lesson. Also the video taped-role play will be a great mean to identify possible aspects to improve.