Myths, Legends and Folktales. This term we will be thinking about. What is the purpose of stories in our society? What do these stories tell us about the culture they come form? How are stories shaped? Are there similarities between stories from different cultures?. Assessments. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Myths, Legends and Folktales
This term we will be thinking aboutWhat is the purpose of stories in our society?What do these stories tell us about the culture they come form?How are stories shaped?Are there similarities between stories from different cultures?
AssessmentsWeek 6: Research assignmentWeek 9-10: Speaking presentation
StoriesHumans have been telling stories to each other since the advent of language.Even before then, people told stories through painting and drawing.Many of these stories were passed down orally before being written down.
LegendsUsually based on a true event, but may be exaggerated.Will often have been passed down through generations.
MythsDifferent from legends.Loosely based on real life, but more of a story that teaches about an important event.Often used to explain the world and things like natural disasters, the setting of the sun. Some myths are thousands of years old.
FolktalesStories that have been passed down through generations in spoken form.We often dont know the original author.There are often many different versions.Venn diagram.
Can you think of any Maori myths and legends?
Kupes travel around Aotearoa Kupes battle with a giant octpusMaui How he slowed the sun -How he fished up Aotearoa -How he brought fire to the world