This product is a short story adaptation of the John Wayne/Jimmy Stewart movie "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." This story can be used to teach students the dangers of accepting legends/myths instead of searching for the truth. This concept is even more important today with the internet. The famous quote spoken by the editor is what the story is truly about.
A teaching script follows the story to help the teachers discuss the story after the students have read it.
As always with my products, a bell ringer/warm up activity is included to begin the lesson and get the students thinking about the topic.