This lesson introduces beginning language learners to the legends of Los Duendes and La Madremonte in a way that promotes using legends to learn about culture in a deep and meaningful way.
This lesson asks students to consider some complex ideas and make connections between the products, practices, and beliefs of Hispanics around the world. These activities promote higher-level thinking that would be beyond the grasp of most students in the target language, so the lessons are done in English to make sure they are attainable.
These lessons make perfect sub plans as they require no prep and little to no Spanish language production.
Students begin by reading the legend of Los Duendes and illustrating the legend to demonstrate comprehension and understanding.
Students are then asked to compare/contrast the legend of Los Duendes with what they know about Leprechauns in Irish folklore.
Students are then asked to reflect on how the present day problem of deforestation is having an impact on the legend of Los Duendes and the indigenous people that inhabit the tropical rainforests of South America.
Finally, students will read the legend of La Madremonte, another protector of nature according to Colombian folklore. Students will respond to some questions that ask them to think about what these legends say about the relationship between man and nature in many Latin American and Indigenous cultures.
This Product Includes:
-Los Duendes Legend
-Compare/Contrast Leprechaun Activity
-La Madremonte Legend
-Man & Nature Reflection Activity
Check out our other myth and legend based products by clicking the links below:
Hispanic Myths & Legends: El Cadejo
Hispanic Myths & Legends: El Silbón
Hispanic Myths & Legends: La Llorona
Hispanic Myths & Legends: El Basilisco Chilote
You can also purchase the entire set in our 5 Day Spanish Sub Plan bundle:
Spanish Sub Plans: Hispanic Myths & Legends