After seeing Bryce Hedstrom‘s presentation at ACTFL about teaching with legends, I am feeling like jumping in to my little legends unit soon with my Spanish 2 class. I teach the myth of Arachne (not Hispanic, I know) and then teach the Guatemalan legend of “How we learned to weave.” (Comparisons!) I’d like to have the students also read another legend on their own and create a presentation of it for the class.
I’m wondering if anyone out there has done any similar teaching with legends and if you’d like to share ideas/resources with me here? I’d especially love some authentic yet accessible texts online!
Some of the legends I am thinking of include:
Popo e Ixta
La flor de la nochebuena
La virgen de Guadalupe
El sol y la luna
As well as the legends in these two books: