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41 resources with the concept creation myths

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A Brief History of Life: How Did Everything Begin?

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Addressing the idea of intelligent design, as well as a number of creation myths, this presentation gives a measured and scientific perspective to the beginning of the world.  It includes a graphic on the Big Bang Theory, evolution, and...
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Aztec and Mayan Mythology

For Teachers 6th
Here's a fresh take on a mythology unit. Use the myths of the Mayan and Aztec peoples of Mesoamerica instead of the more traditional Greek and Roman stories. This abstract suggests possible approaches and resources that can be used to...
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Creation Myth/Totem Pole Project

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Potlaches? Totem Poles? Creation myths? Here's a great way to conclude a study of Native American beliefs and cultures. Speaking as the tribe storyteller, individuals develop a creation myth for their tribe that includes four animal...
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Creation Myth Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In the beginning . . . To conclude a study of creation myths, individuals provide their own explanation for how it all began. They explain who or what did it, how it was done, and present their illustrated story to the class.
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Teachers' Resource Kit - Taming the Sun

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
For thousands of years, people have been creating stories to explain their observations of the natural world. Explore this interesting literary form with this series of activities complementing the book Taming the Sun: Four Maori...
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Discovering Persephone

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Here is a resource that introduces learners to how the stories from Greek mythology explain the workings of natural phenomena, movements of the seasons, and how the conflicts of the gods mimic our own daily difficulties. Learners...
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World Creation Myths

For Students 9th - 12th
After reading creation myths from around the world, use this quiz to test your learners. Five different myths are covered in a multiple-choice format. Increase your scholars' global awareness by studying world literature and cultural myths.
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Elements of Myth

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars read and act out myths. In this world mythology instructional activity, students read and analyze myths from various cultures and then recognize their attributes as they prepare presentations of myths that explain natural...
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Writing Myths

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read and write myths. In this world mythology lesson, students read and analyze myths from various cultures and then recognize their attributes as they write their own myths that explain natural phenomena.
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A World of Myths

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars read and write myths. In this world mythology lesson, students read and analyze myths from various cultures and then recognize their attributes as they write their own myths to explain natural phenomena.
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Native American Creation Stories: Matching

For Students 5th - 10th
For this creation myths worksheet, students match the 15 Native American creation stories or characters listed with the appropriate 15 descriptions.
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Myth-try Cards Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners read creation myths to learn various cultural explanations for natural phenomena. They select sharks and write myths to explain physical structures, behaviors or roles in ecosystems. They research the animals to provide...
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Bible: Compare/contrast Religions

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study creation myths. For this Meso American culture lesson, students research Aztec and Mayan creation myths. Students then compare the myths to the creation story of the Bible and share their findings with their classmates.
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Creation Stories

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore Native American creation stories. In this Native American lesson, students research Native American culture, social structure, and religious beliefs as they compare and contrast the different elements of Native American...
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Creation Myths Data Chart

For Students 6th - 9th
In this creation myth data chart worksheet, students share the titles of 3 why stories they read and think about how they are alike and different. The graphic organizer is used to enable students to collect data and share it easily with...
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Native American and Colonial Literature Debate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils compare the tone, purpose, point of view, etc. of traditional Native American poems and creation myths to traditional Colonial American literature. they debate which is the right way of thinking/living.
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Teaching Creation Myths

For Teachers K - 6th
Students examine various creation myths from around the world. They compare/contrast the myths, write their own creation stories, and present their myths to the class in the form of storytelling, role-playing, dance, or a puppet show.