Myths & Legends



  • Suitable for:
    • - KS1
    • - KS2
  • Compatible with:
    • - Microsoft PowerPoint

Download this 22-slide PowerPoint to teach children about myths & legends. The PowerPoint is a useful resource that will help identify a range of myths & legends, identify and discuss common themes, (for example good over evil, wise over foolish, etc), will sequence the key events using lists, maps and storyboards and will describe the key characters with reference to the text. Use this PowerPoint to demonstrate how a sequence of events can be varied and as a prompt to help children plan and write stories in style of a myth or legend. Discuss the common elements of a myth/legend (i.e. birth of a hero, childhood, initiation, task/quest, journey, feats, marriage and reward) and describe and create your own mythical creature and plan and write your own myth or legend. This is a great PowerPoint that includes 3 practical resources to help teach the myth & legend English unit of work – an AfL checklist, a storyboard for planning and a worksheet for designing a mythical creature & a hero or heroine.

1 x 22-slide Powerpoint - Myths & Legends (MS PowerPoint) 1 x A4 AfL checklist - Myths & Legends (MS Word, 2003, 2010) 1 x A4 Worksheet for designing a mythical creature & hero (MS Word) 1 x A4 Storyboard for planning myth or legend (MS Word)