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The Aztec Myth of the Unlikeliest Sun God

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How did the sun arrive in the sky? Learners watch a short film that describes the myth of Nanahuatl, a weak Aztec god who sacrificed himself to become the fifth sun for his people.
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The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Delve into the complex social and political structures of Native Americans prior to the arrival of European colonists. This video provides an overview of pre-Columbian America, with particular regard to the the colonization efforts of...
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The Latin American Legend - "La Luz de Yara".

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study a Latin American legend and discuss the belief systems present. They compare and contrast this legend to other cultures. They create a class mural showing the most important scene from the legend and act it out. ...
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The Mexican legends of "La Llorona and La Ixtabay"

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students participate in a instructional activity that focuses on the Mexican holiday "Day of the Dead." They cite the Hispanic influences of the day and listen to the legendary ghost story "La Llorona." This creates context for further...
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What is a Hero? Heroism in Greek Mythology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the tales of Greek mythology and discuss what it means to be a hero. They associate acts of epic heroism with philanthropy noting that these characters acted in a larger than life manner to secure the common good.
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Legendary Myths Verses Modern Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discover that some of the influences ancient myths have had on the way of life still practiced today in a Spanish speaking country they have chosen. They work in small groups to devise their own essential question,...
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El Mundo Maya

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners conduct Internet research on the Mayan world, both past and present. They complete a worksheet, create a logo that represents the Mayan world, and write a Mayan legend, glyph, or music.
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The Comanche and the Horse

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There was a time when the Comanche controlled an empire in North America, and the heart and soul of that empire was the horse. Scholars use the installment of the larger Native American Sacred Stories series to explore how the Spanish...
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Heroism in English Myth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. They investigate how present-day definitions of heroism have been influenced by cultural heritage and identify philanthropy themes intrinsic in their reading.
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The Legend of La Virgen de Guadalupe

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners review the Aztec culture and the preterite and imperfect tenses in Spanish. As a class, they read a popular legend in Spanish culture and discuss its importance. They develop a concept web and locate the cities mentioned in...
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Theobroma Cacao "The Food of the Gods"

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research the history of chocolate and write short answers to provided questions. They read about the Mayan and Aztec civilizations and the Spanish conquest.
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Myths and Legends on Natural Disasters: Making Sense of Our World

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore different natural and manmade disasters through a webquest. In this earth science lesson, students explain their causes. They also discuss how disasters affect society. 
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Summary of Fiction and Non-Fiction Text

For Students 3rd - 6th
Somebody Wanted But So Then (SWBST)? Yes! Here's a great strategy for teaching young readers how to summarize narrative text. In addition, the packet includes exercises that show kids how to summarize nonfiction text using the classic...
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La Leyenda de Betsy Ross

For Students 5th - 6th
Is your native Spanish-speaking class learning about American legends and the history of the United States? Introduce them to Betsy Ross, the woman often credited for the making of the first American flag! After reading the short...
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Migrating to Texas

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the migration to Texas from other parts of the United States. Through journal entries they write about the trip as if they were the settlers coming to a new and foreign country. Working in small groups, 4th graders...
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T¿¿o Tigre y T¿¿o Conejo

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the legends of hispanic countries. They use the legends as a context for studying the culture and geography of different countries where the legends come from.
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Math Games Students Like to Play

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
These may not all be your cup of tea, but you'll likely find some gold in this math games packet. Find brief, easy-to-execute games (like Integer Football) and that are perfect for review or even a substitute teacher plan. 
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Ancient Mexico

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Here are three interconnected lessons intended to build an understanding of life in Mexico prior to and after contact with Spain. Learners take a "trip" to Tenochtitlan through a series of images, read The Evil of Tezcatilipoca and The...
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Gold Rush Abolitionists: How different was the role of Spanish-speaking blacks under Mexican rule from the role of English-speaking blacks under U.S. rule?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students determine how Spanish-speaking blacks and English speaking blacks were treated differently. In this emancipation lesson, students compare the Mexican and American rules regarding slavery.     
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Etymology

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students tie together planet names with Greek mythology. Students browse thru a dictionary to see where exactly these names came from and what significance they have. Students explore the origins of some English words.
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Two Legends And A Folktale

For Teachers 2nd
Participate in a number of different types of lesson provided in this curriculum framework for teaching. The goal of the units is to introduce Latin American culture into different schools across the United States. Each unit is standards...
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Glencoe Literature Themes: Legends

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students prepare for and respond to literature selections. This package includes five lessons from the Glencoe Literature series, each covering a different reading selection. Pre-reading and response activities are included for each...
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"Mexico" Lessons

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils complete a number of lessons to learn the history of Mexico. They research Aztec myths, Tenochtitlan, and create reports to share with the class.
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Storytelling In America

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners discuss how Washington Irving is considered an important 19th century-American storyteller. They create their own version of a passage from 'The Legend' after listening to the story.

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