Summary: Leyendas del mundo hispano presents 12 legends from the Spanish-speaking world, chosen to illustrate both universal and distinctive perspectives. Although American students are aware of legends and myths they have heard since childhood, they may not be aware of their purpose or easily associate the lessons with legends from the Spanish-speaking world. All of these legends have an indisputable potential for helping students develop their creativity, as well as to dis ...show morecover both universal and culturally unique values.
Each chapter opens with El contexto cultural with information to help students situate the legend within its historical and cultural context. Preparación activities refer to information in El contexto cultural, introduce new vocabulary and concepts, and supply advance organizers and global questions for the reading. Low-frequency vocabulary is glossed when it is not transparent from the context of the legend and not included in the pre-reading activities. ...show less