This twenty-eight slide PowerPoint presentation serves as an introduction to the Medieval literary tradition of Arthurian legends in particular and legends in general. It explains the link between history and legend. The presentation is full of images and clear, concise explanations of the legends and the main characters of Arthurian Legends: Arthur, Launcelot, Guinevere, Merlin, and Excaliber.
The concepts of prophecy and viewing literature through a historical lens are also covered.
The PowerPoint is designed with note-taking in mind: slides that are meant to be copied have a pencil in the lower corner. The presentation design is a simple black background with white text. I find that this design works best in classrooms where it is difficult to cut out all the ambient light. Text is large to ensure that students in the back will be able to read and take notes.