All throughout American’s history stories have been told about how things came to be, how life was long ago, and about family’s heritage and history. Some stories are fanciful, some sad, some have a lot of truth and other you can barely find any truth at all. Have your students create their own legend about a natural feature within the state.
The early American Native American's observed things in their world such as Spanish Moss that lived in trees yet didn’t seem to hurt the tree, terrible winds and storms that appeared out of nowhere, fog, the sun disappearing in the middle of the day. They created stories to explain these. Today many of these stories have finally been published so that they won’t get lost forever."
Have fun and enjoy your time with the students.
Check www.louisiana101.com for samples of my own student's work.