Using active learning approaches to teach the legend of Amazon women

Using legends in education activities provides students with the opportunity for effective learning experiences through participation in problem solving, discussing, analyzing, comparing, synthesizing and evaluating activities, all of which are used for different educational purposes. The use of legends is also very important in developing students’ knowledge, attitudes, skills and understanding as to the nature of some historical information. Besides this, teachers can help their students develop higher order thinking skills, through teaching legends. Dr. İsmail H. Demircioǧlu Karadeniz Technical University, Fatih Faculty of Education, Trabzon, Turkey