Compare and contrast legends of the headless horseman with this engaging set of lesson plans. These scary stories are great for Halloween - or anytime! Students read two or more legends from different cultures, summarize characteristics, compare and contrast.
*Four brief versions of the headless horseman legend: "The Legend of the Headless Horseman" (United States), "The Dullahan" (Ireland), "Ewan-of-the-Small-Head" (Scotland), and "The Dund" (India).
*Four themed pages for taking notes on characteristics of each headless horseman.
*Three themed Venn Diagrams that allow students to compare and contrast two, three, or four folktales.
*Themed compare/contrast essay response sheet.
*Themed sheet for writing original version.
*Two-page adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
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