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41 resources with the concept creation myths

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Ovid’s Metamorphoses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ovid’s The Metamorphoses is the anchor text in a three-lesson unit module that asks readers to compare how Ovid recounts the creation story with how it is presented in the Book of Genesis, how point of view affects the meaning of the...
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Vaccine Makers Project: High School Lessons

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Four units make up the Vaccine Makers Project. The Human Immune System unit module, the first in the curriculum set, teaches young scientists how viruses attack and reproduce and how the immune system works to protect the body. The...
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Frankenstein: The Consequence of Creation

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Famous as a horror story, as the first science fiction novel, Frankenstein is also a tale of ambition, a warning about unbridled science, and responsibility for actions. Readers consider what the tale says of the consequences of creation...
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It’s Greek to Me: Greek Mythology

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's no myth: this packet on Greek mythology is an excellent addition to your social studies curriculum. With writing activities, such as short answer responses and biopoems, and reading activities, which include creation stories and...
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The Hobbit: Concept/Vocabulary Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Considering using Tolkien's The Hobbit for book circles or whole-class reading? Check out this packet that provides an overview of the novel, some interesting background materials, and links to additional resources.
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The Metamorphoses and Later Works of Art: A Comparison of Mythic Imagery

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In a lesson on The Metamorphoses, scholars compare how graphic artists use mythic imagery to represent Ovid's tales. Each group selects a work of art paired with Ovid's version of a myth and compares how both present the story.
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The Metamorphoses and Genesis: A Comparison of Creation-Flood Stories

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Creation and destruction. Scholars use a Venn diagram to compare the creation story in Ovid's The Metamorphoses with that in the book of Genesis. Pupils then note differences between the two texts and offer suggestions for why the texts...
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The Taino Myth of the Cursed Creator

For Students 6th - 12th
A Taino myth recounts the origins of the oceans. It's the tale of Deminan, the first caracaracols who was both cursed and blessed to be the link between the gods and people.
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The Maya Myth of the Morning Star

For Students 6th - 12th
The Mayan Myth of the Morning Star is not only a tale of fraternal jealousy but also an astronomy story based on the Mayan calendar and the movements of the planets and the sun. Check out an amazing animated video that details the myth.
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Allison Williams Explains Her Love for Frankenstein's Monster

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ah, but who is the real monster in Frankenstein? Actress Allison Williams shares her reasoning for why Mary Shelly's horror story should be included in The Great American Read series. 
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The Aztec Myth of the Unlikeliest Sun God

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How did the sun arrive in the sky? Learners watch a short film that describes the myth of Nanahuatl, a weak Aztec god who sacrificed himself to become the fifth sun for his people.
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Creation from the Void: Crash Course World Mythology #2

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
How did people from ancient civilizations make sense of the world around them? The second installment of the Crash Course World Mythology series explores the creation of the universe. Scholars learn about the creation myths associated...
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Mythical Caves and Gardens: Crash Course World Mythology #32

For Students 7th - 12th
Myths often have meaningful settings, from cities and temples to mountains and forests. The 32nd video of 41 in the Crash Course World Mythology series takes viewers on an interesting exploration of mythical caves and gardens. Scholars...
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Humans and Nature and Creation: Crash Course World Mythology #6

For Students 7th - 12th
How did different historical cultures treat the subject of animals in their creation stories? The sixth installment in the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology series discusses the relationship between humans and animals from a...
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Social Orders and Creation Stories: Crash Course World Mythology #5

For Students 7th - 12th
How do myths help explain people's origins and relationships with one another? The fifth installment in the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology video series explores the topic. Viewers discover dualities in myths, including the...
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Cosmic Sexy Time, Eggs, Seeds, and Water: Crash Course World Mythology #3

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Which came first: the chicken or the cosmic egg? With the third video of 41 in the Crash Course World Mythology series, pupils delve into the world of creation myths. Scholars learn about cultures throughout history that have used the...
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What Is Myth? Crash Course World Mythology #1

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
What are myths, what purpose do they serve, and how do they differ from other types of stories? Scholars watch a 13-minute video to explore an interesting topic in-depth. The video, which is the first in the Crash Course World Mythology...
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Earth Mothers and Rebellious Sons - Creation Part 3: Crash Course World Mythology #4

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
According to a Norse creation myth, an evil frost giant created humanity from his armpit sweat—and that's the normal part of the story. With the fourth video in the "Crash Course World Mythology: series, scholars explore the myth and...
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The Myth of Cupid and Psyche

For Students 9th - 12th
What does it mean to love? Is true love possible? Transformative? The myth of Cupid and Psyche asks readers to ponder these questions as does a short video that retells the classic tale.
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It’s Greek to Me: Greek Mythology

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here you'll find a great collection of worksheets to supplement your instruction of Greek mythology, including informational texts on the Olympian gods and goddesses, a matching quiz, graphic organizers, and myth-writing activities.
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Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Explore the folklore of Asia and the South Pacific with this language arts lesson series. Complementing a reading of Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia by Jan M. Mike, this resource supports learners with understanding cause and effect...
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Writing a Myth

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Tap into the imaginative minds of young learners with a creative writing activity. After reading the myth Giants and Mosquitoes, this student guide supports young writers as they brainstorm and develop their very own creation myths....
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Norse Mythology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Are your mythology students fans of Marvel Comics or the movies, Thor and The Avengers? Planning a unit on Norse Mythology? The Eddas, Asgard, Yggdrasil, and all the gods and goddesses of the Norse tradition are included in this...
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Prometheus Bound: Rebel with a Cause

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you are teaching Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound, you can't afford to miss this source. An extensive list of ideas outlines numerous discussion topics, writing prompts, comprehension questions, oral presentations, and projects. Have class...