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Story Creator 2 for Teachers
If you wish to review and approve your pupils' work then you will need to:
Register your school
Once you have been approved you can review their work.
Log in to the Teachers Administration Area and either add pupil accounts (under Manage Users) or ask your pupils to sign up and select your school from the school list. Once this is done, when pupils submit stories they will go to you for review and publication.

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This section provides access to a range of resources created or recommended by teachers for use in lessons. These have been categorised in to 'general resources'; i.e. those that could be used with any of the myths and legends within this site, resources specific to a particular myth or legend and resources specific to the Story Creator. There is also an opportunity for you to add your own resources to share with other teachers.

A guide to using the Myths and Legends website is available in the General resources section below.

Information is also available on the following topics:


General Resources
  • Lesson Sequence: The Willow Pattern (38.5 KB, Microsoft Word Document)
    Example lesson sequence for The Willow Pattern based on work with Janice Russell at Barton Le Clay Lower School, Central Bedfordshire
  • Curriculum Mapping Key Stage 2 (47 KB, Microsoft Word Document)
    A Word file linking Myths and Legends to English and across the curriculum at Key Stage 2
  • Curriculum Mapping Key Stage 3 (48.5 KB, Microsoft Word Document)
    A Word document mapping Myths and Legends to English and across the curriculum at Key Stage 3.
  • A guide to using Myths and Legends (7.14 MB, Adobe PDF)
    A downloadable word document which contains information on how to use the website and its associated tools.
  • History mapping - skills grid (22.5 KB, XL Spreadsheet)
    This is a skills grid that has been designed to show at a glance which historical skills could be developed by using each of the Myths and Legends.
  • History mapping - content grid (22.5 KB, XL Spreadsheet)
    A content grid designed to show at a glance the content areas within the programmes of study at Key Stage Two and Key Stage Three History to which each of the Myths and Legends could be linked. In some cases the link is very clear. In others it is a little more tenuous.
  • Lesson ideas for using 10 of the stories in History (56 KB, Microsoft Word Document)
    This document outlines how 10 of the stories can be used within the History curriculum. The resource has been developed for myths and legends by Alf Wilkinson www.burntcakes.com
  • My local myth or legend (55 KB, Microsoft Word Document)
    Lesson plan based on pupils investigating and creating a local myth or legend.
  • How to use Movie Maker 2 (2.04 MB, Microsoft Word Document)
    This guide has been produced to assist teachers and students wishing to create their own movies and perhaps use images, sounds and video clips from the E2BN Myths and Legends site and other archives to develop their own stories.
  • Storyboard template (45.5 KB, Microsoft Word Document)
    Myths and legends storyboard template than can be used for preparing animations, making movies or analysing stories.
  • Animating a myth part 1 - the storyboard (53 KB, Microsoft Word Document)
    Lesson plan for using animation in the classroom - in 'animating a myth part 1', pupils choose an existing myth on the myths and legends website, analyse the story and then prepare it as a storyboard.
  • Animating a myth part 2 - creating characters & settings (57.5 KB, Microsoft Word Document)
    Lesson plan for using animation in the classroom - in 'animating a myth part 2', pupils use the storyboard which they created in 'animating a myth part 1' and construct the characters and settings.
  • Animating a myth part 3 - creating the animation (60 KB, Microsoft Word Document)
    Lesson plan for using animation in the classroom - in 'animating a myth part 3', pupils use the storyboard which they created in 'animating a myth part 1' and the characters and settings produced in 'animating a myth part 2' and turn them into a short animation using computer software.

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