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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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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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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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Myths and Legends on Natural Disasters: Making Sense of Our World

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars explore different natural and manmade disasters through a webquest. In this earth science instructional activity, students explain their causes. They also discuss how disasters affect society. 
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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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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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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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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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The Eagle Has Landed: Aztecs Find a Home

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the Aztec civilization and locate it on a map. They explain the legend of the city of Tenochtitan and investigate the symbolism of the Mexican flag.
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The Aztecs - Mighty Warriors of Mexico

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Upper elementary learners identify the Aztecs as the builders of a great city and rich civilization in what is now Mexico. They locate the Aztec Empire and its capital on a map and place the Aztecs in the chronology of American history....
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WHAT EL CHUPACABRAS MEANS TO ME

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students explore hispanic ficticious characters and compare them to the anglo culture.
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Incorporating Archaeological "Time-Outs" into the Latin Curriculum

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Here is a lesson whose focus is on classical archaeology. In groups, high schoolers read various myths and legends to examine the how the culture was passed between different groups. They participate in a role-play activity in which they...
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California Indians

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss the major nations of California Indians, their geographic distribution, economic activities, legends and religious beliefs. They describe the function of Spanish missions and the influence of Catholicism. In...
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The Eagle Has Landed: Aztecs Find a Home

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils examine the Aztec civilization in what is now Mexico. Using a map, they locate the empire and explain the legend of the founding of Tenochtitlan. They explore the symbols on various Mexican flags and what they meant to the Aztec...
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Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, while studying about the solar system in science, read Dona Luna in their Spanish class and reflect on its meaning, plot and characters. In addition, they focus in on the ending of the story when the moon breaks into...
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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 Land of Macondo

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research the culture, geography, music, myths and legends of the Caribbean coast of Colombia using online tools. They determine how these factors influenced the writing style of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. They design and...
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Pre-Columbian Settlements and People

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders describe the social, political, cultural and economic life and interactions among the people of California from the pre-Columbian societies to the Spanish mission and Mexican rancho periods.

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