ERIC Number: ED431690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Myths & Legends.
Frese, Millie K., Ed.
Goldfinch: Iowa History for Children, v20 n3 Spr 1999
"The Goldfinch" is a periodical that introduces young children to various facets of Iowa history. Each issue has a different theme topic and a number of articles covering diverse aspects of the topic being addressed. This issue focuses on myths and legends. Featured articles discuss how stories passed from generation to generation to reveal clues about history. The volume includes a family legend dating from the Civil War era, Native American myths about the origins of man, a legend preserved by Czechoslovakian immigrants, Underground Railroad legends, and famous Iowan hoaxes. Student activities include a myths and legends crossword puzzle, a history hunt maze, and questions about Nathan Isbell Jr.'s diary. (MM)
Descriptors: American Indian Literature, Class Activities, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Legends, Local History, Mythology, Social Studies, State History, Story Telling
State Historical Society of Iowa, 402 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240-1806; telephone: 319-335-3916 (subscription: $9.95 for 4 issues) "The Goldfinch" is also available on cassette tape for those with visual impairments, physical disabilities, and learning disabilities, contact Iowa Dept. for the Blind, Tel: 800-362-2587, or write the Iowa Dept. for the Blind Library, 524 4th St., Des Moines, IA 50309.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Historical Society, Iowa City.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa