In this unit you'll learn what myths and legends are. You'll also analyse one of the most popular British legends of all times. Then you'll research myths and legends from different parts of the world to finally present some of them in a timeline.
There's also a step forward proposal enhancing you to act out the myths and legends you research.
• To listen and understand general and specific information of oral texts in different communicative situations, showing a respectful and cooperative attitude.
• To orally express and interact in usual communicative situations in an understandable, adequate and partly autonomous way.
• To develop the necessary attitudes, work habits and strategies for the acquisition of the foreign language using all their means at their disposal, such as the collaboration with other people to reach their learning objectives or the use of diverse resources, especially of information technologies and communication, to obtain, select and present information both orally and in written form.
• To become aware of the importance of traditions worldwide.
LISTENING and SPEAKING
-Use of strategies (such as context) to understand oral texts, previous knowledge of the situation and identification of key words.
-Oral production of descriptions and short explanations about different events.
READING and WRITING
-Use of strategies to identify the main idea of a text.
-Production of varied texts in different communicative situations using cohesive elements.
-Correct use of spelling and punctuation.
LEARNING ENGLISH THROUGH USE.
-Understanding and use of structures and functions appropriate for different situations.
-Organization of individual work as a strategy to make progress in learning.
-Development of attitudes, procedures and strategies that allow groupwork.
SOCIO-CULTURAL ASPECTS AND INTERCULTURAL AWARENESS
-Value the foreign language as a means of communication and of access to information about significant cultural aspects through different sources.
-Identification of general features and the most significant differences between the customs, uses, attitudes and values of English-speaking-countries and their own.
• Linguistic competence
• Digital competence
• Social and civic competence
• Cultural awareness and expression
• Learning to learn
• Ability to organize teamwork in a balanced way.
• Being able to understand and produce texts both individually and in groupwork.
• Ability to transmit the information gathered in a sequenced, clear and original way.
The differences between myths and legends are quite blurred. In order to help clarify these concepts a little bit, you can visit What are myths, legends and folktales?
This proposal will allow the students to understand what myths and legends are by watching a film on one of the most important British ones: Robin Hood. Then, they'll go beyond those frontiers and see many other myths and legends in the world. Do they have anything in common? After, they will organise them in a timeline to see whether the historical period when they were created affected them or not.
This proposal is a step forward where the students will act the story out.