Ask your students to head to Coconet TV, select Coco Kids, then Animated Pacific Legends.
Here’s the link to help:
Ask them to look through the legends section and consider how they might retell them. Note that there are lots of ways of relaying these, including shadow art, puppets, animation, acting, music, comedy and story-telling.
They may like to work in groups of up to five or six children, or you may wish to number-off students, to form groups at random.
Now it’s their turn! Each group must choose a legend, get to know it well and recreate it in a new way – drawing on a wide range of expertise, ideas and inspirations.
Students may choose to create an animated video, make a documentary or stage play, try their hand at shadow or sand work (using an overhead projector), doing something musical or rolling with another form of dramatic art they agree on and are inspired to try.