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  1. DO NOW: 4/23 Questions on chalkboard.

  2. Myths, Legends, and Folktales: Window to a society’s culture. 4-23-14

  3. Today • Objective: SWBAT identify and describe the terms myth, legend and folktale, and BAT explain the role that these stories play in a societies culture. • DOL: SWBAT (80% accuracy) write a SCR over the following prompt: Why do societies create legends and myths? Do they play a major role in defining a culture? • Relevance: Myths, legends, tall tales, and folklore, all play a role in our lives every day in shaping our culture’s belief structure and helping us to identify ourselves as a nation. • Essential Question: What do folktales, myths, and stereotypes tell us about societies and actual culture?

  4. What is a myth? A Legend? • Myth (0-5)? • A myth is a traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people. The purpose of myths is to account for the origins of something, explain aspects of the natural world, or delineate the psychology, customs, or ideals of society. • Legend (0-5)? • A legend is a traditional tale handed down from earlier times and believed to have an historical basis. CFU #1: With someone next to you, create a list of myths or legends that you have heard before.

  5. What is folklore? • Folklore (0-5)? • The traditional beliefs, customs, and stories of a community, passed through the generations by word of mouth. • A body of popular myth and beliefs relating to a particular place, activity, or group of people. • CFU #2: • What popular holiday characters represent folklore in this country? Can you think of any others that other cultures or countries believe in?

  6. Readings with Questions • Read “Johnny Appleseed” and complete the following tasks: (10 minutes) • Underline anything in the story that seems like it could be real. • Circle anything that sounds like it is made up or exaggerated. • Create 1 of each of the following types of questions: • Clarity • Relevance • Logic Video: Johnny Appleseed Disney Version Write anything else that adds to the legend of Johnny Appleseed that you see or hear in the following video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=484AJlOnOnc&feature=player_detailpage#t=22s

  7. Reading #2: Paul Bunyan: An American Legend • Now read, “Paul Bunyan’s Kitchen” and complete the following tasks: • Underline anything in the story that seems like it could be real. • Circle anything that sounds like it is made up or exaggerated. • Create 1 of each of the following types of questions: • Accuracy • Precision • Depth Video: Paul Bunyan the Disney Version Write anything else that adds to the legend of Paul Bunyan that you see or hear in the following video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBf4-oBa4wo&feature=player_detailpage#t=8s

  8. Reading #3: John Henry: The Steel Driving Man • Read, “John Henry: The Steel Driving Man” on the backside of Johnny Appleseed reading and complete the following items: • Underline anything in the story that seems like it could be real. • Circle anything that sounds like it is made up or exaggerated. • Create 1 of each of the following types of questions: • Breadth • Significance • Fairness Video: John Henry the Disney Version Write anything else that adds to the legend of John Henry that you see or hear in the following video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=BAh0LbaqutU

  9. Why all the embellishment? Thought Wheel: Myth Legend and Folktales. Pick up a thought wheel in the middle write: Folktales and Legends and complete from your POV.