Myths and Legends is one of E2BN’s most loved sites. The site features over 40 animated and narrated myths and legends from around the world. Each myth is also available as text and is accompanied by a number of high-resolution photographs of places and objects associated with the story which can be downloaded and used to create wall displays or can be put into presentations.
Where does it fit in?
Year 3 and Year 4 Programme of Study requires pupils to become familiar with a wide range of stories including myths and legends. Go to myths to watch and listen to a wide selection of myths and legends. As well as an abundance of English myths and legends there are also a number of stories from around the world. Hear how Finn MacCool, builder of the Giant’s Causeway, hid whilst his clever wife outsmarted the enormous Scottish giant, Brenandonner. Or compare the African myth Kaang’s People with the Chinese story, The Black Egg. There are also stories from Norway, Ghana, Germany, Russia and the Sioux Nation.
The History Programme of Study requires pupils to study the Ancient Greeks in Key Stage 2. Greeks myths give an insight into the achievements and culture of Ancient Greece. The Myths site has professionally animated and narrated versions of ‘Arachne the Spinner’, ‘Daedalus and Icarus’, ‘Pandora’s Box’ and ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’. Children will love listening to and watching these stories.
Sample Lesson plan based on Theseus and The Minotaur
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