Free Cuenta De "Mitos Fundacionales De Pueblos Antiguos" Lesson Plan for 7th Grade Students

Topic: Identify, analyze and expose different founding myths in Mexico

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify different myths as they relate to the founding of different regions and peoples in Mexico.
  • Students will be able to analyze and explain the historical and cultural significance of these myths.


  • Maps of Mexico
  • Pictures or illustrations of the different myths
  • Handouts or worksheets for students to record their observations and thoughts


  • Begin the class by asking students if they know what a myth is and what it is used for.
  • Ask for volunteers to give examples of myths they are familiar with.
  • Write the word myth on the board and have students brainstorm a list of words or phrases that come to mind when they think of myth.
  • Review the list of words with the class and ask if any of them are accurate descriptions of myths.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the topic of myths and their role in the creation of ancient civilizations.
  • Explain that myths are stories that attempt to explain the origin of something or give meaning to a natural phenomenon.
  • Discuss the different types of myths, such as creation myths, origin myths, and migration myths.
  • Provide examples of myths from different cultures and times, such as the creation myths of Ancient Egypt, the migration myths of Ancient Greece, and the origin myths of Native America.

Guided Practice

  • Provide students with handouts containing different myths from different cultures and times.
  • Ask students to work in small groups to identify the type of myth each story is, and discuss what it attempts to explain.
  • Google Images or use a projector to show the students examples of artwork or artifacts from the culture that the myth belongs to, and ask them to speculate on why the creators of the myth would have chosen the particular elements they did.
  • Have students share their findings with the class.

Independent Practice

  • Ask students to choose one of the myths they discuss during the guided practice and conduct a more in-depth research on it.
  • Students should create a project that communicates the significance of the myth to their own culture, such as a poster, a presentation or a written report.
  • Students should include information about the origin of the myth, its similarities and differences with other cultures, and its impact on the present day society.


  • Review the main points of the lesson, emphasizing the importance of understanding the origin of myths in order to better understand the cultures that created them.
  • Ask students to share something they learned about their own culture through the study of myths from other cultures.


  • Observe students during the independent practice activity to assess their understanding of the topic.
  • Collect and review the presentations created during the independent practice activity to assess students' ability to identify, analyze, and explain the myths of their culture.
  • Administer a quiz at the end of the lesson to assess students' retention of the information covered in the lesson.

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