Sunday, November 27, 2016

Native American Legends

Native American Legends can be part of a Waldorf curriculum in several years, and you sometimes find yourself wondering what block to put them in or at what age to do them.

I've seen a Native American Legends block in second grade as a part of world folktales (Live Ed does this), in third grade to go along with Housebuilding, and in fourth grade as part of Local History & Geography. Generally, I prefer to tie in Native American Legends with Housebuilding, but we are going to do them as a stand-alone Cultural block this year.

My older group will be doing the Middle Ages as their Cultural block in December. Here are the Medieval History / Middle Ages block notes from my website; our text is The World of Walls: The Middle Ages in Western Europe by Polly Schoyer Brooks and Nancy Zinsser Walworth.

Native American Legends

Although it is tempting to do beautiful books which feature Native American characters like The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble or Cloud Eyes by Kathryn Lasky, I wanted actual Legends. Here were my 10 choices:

Do you have a favorite story I've missed? Please write a comment and share your recommendations! I'll be putting a Native American Legends page on the website soon. I'm also updating my third grade Old Testament Stories, Housebuilding, and Farming & Gardening pages with new notes. AND I've photographed all of last year's MLBs and will be posting them to the blog.

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