6th Grade Humanities

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Monsters of Legend

Students will learn about different perspectives of dragons
and then write their own dragon stories, incorporating various aspects of these beliefs.
Studying dragons:
What is a Dragon? (class compilation)
* Eastern Dragons: Ancient Chinese Beliefs
* St. George and the Dragon

Writing own story:
Requirements
* dragon as one of main characters
* well-organized plot
* well-developed characters
* clear theme
Studying Fictional Narratives:
* "Dragon, Dragon" by John Gardner (plot)
* "Breaker's Bridge" by Yep (character)
* "The Stone" by Lloyd Alexander (theme)



Resources
* Google doc: "Dragon Story - Last Name"