Lesson Plan

Mythological Creature: Vampire

Bram Stoker's Dracula has inspired feelings of fear and morbid curiosity for over a century. With this lesson plan, your students will get a taste of the literary work while learning about the myth behind vampires.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn about the folklore surrounding vampires and improve their reading comprehension skills.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Begin the lesson by going through the Vampires in Pop Culture slideshow.
  • Show the "Vampire Life" video (see related media), and encourage students to sing along.
  • Let students know that today's lesson will be about a famous mythological creature: the vampire.

Beginning

  • Provide a student-friendly definition of the word "vampire" in addition to showing visuals.

Intermediate

  • Allow students to listen to the "Vampire Life" song once through before asking them to sing along.

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fifth grade
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