The Legend of the Bluebonnet

The Legend of the Bluebonnet
by Tomie dePaola

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Native Americans Unit Plan

A teacher named Carole Hughey has created and posted an entire Native American legends unit on the internet that uses this title and DePaola's related book, The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, to teach a range of subjects related to Native American culture. In the unit, students learn about the Plains Indians, their homes, pictographs, wildflowers, and more. The objective of the unit is summarized as follows:

"During this unit, students will work in small groups, pairs, independently, and in whole group situations to read, research, and write about Native Americans. Activities will be based on two books, The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush and the Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie dePaola. Students will be led through activities which use a variety of materials, including the Internet. Ultimately students will write their own legend. The unit has been designed to cover 2-3 weeks. After the Introductory Lesson, the lessons do not necessarily have to be taught in the order in which they are presented."

To access the detailed unit plan, please click here.


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