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 Dragons of Folklore
bullet Here Be Dragons! : Find out what dragons are, their history, even what a dragon looks like from the inside! 
bullet Draco the Dragon
bullet Con Long - The legendary Dragon of Vietnam 
bullet Animal Planet : Dragons - website of the TV special
bullet Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids | American Museum of Natural History

Living Dragons

bullet Maggil -  Maggil is word from the Yugarubul language of the Jagara people meaning "home of the eastern water dragon". Find out about our own local dragon in one of the Brisbane Stories.
bullet Bearded Dragon - the dragon you might find in your backyard in Durack.
bullet The Dragons of Komodo - world's largest lizard
bullet Sea Dragons : brief information on common and leafy sea dragons
bullet Leafy Sea Dragon videos  - April 2000 - Leafy seadragon was declared South Australia's marine emblem. See it here:
bullet Dragon fruit
 
bullet Dragon Stories
Find out about dozens of dragons in folktales and children's books
bullet Maud and the Dragon - English legend from 600 years ago
bullet Slaying a dragon and cheating the devil - 1000-year-old English legend
bullet The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh - another very old English legend. "Worms" are a very early kind of dragon.
bullet The Lambton Worm - famous  13th Century English legend
bullet Dragon Tales 
bullet A Dragon in Cleverland -
The Dragon in the Forest
Quazz's Breath are all bedtime stories for all ages
bullet Family Fun Dragon Activities 
bullet Learn how to draw dragons

 

 

 
 

Resources for Teaching

 
   
bullet Lions, Dragons, and Nian: Animals of the Chinese New Year  K-2 level lessons for Chinese New Year
bullet Dragon Theme Page
bullet The Chinese Dragon: A Powerful Metaphor in Chinese Cultural History.  Designed for Year 4 gifted and talented program, the unit explores the history, culture and geography of China in a variety of periods using the folk motif of the dragon as a focal point.  Includes a useful slide show on Chinese dragons.
 
 
 
bullet ABC Teach Dragon Theme Unit - including printable story planners and writing prompts
bullet Dragon Dreams - Queensland Arts Sourcebook module - for Level 3-4

 

 

     

Updated March 2007