The Hopi Origin Story

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Help learners connect with the idea of being centered as they explore the Hopi origin story. The Hopi people believe their Creator called them up out of the earth and told them to journey until they found a center space they could call home. Explore the idea and other concepts central to Hopi culture and beliefs in an easy-to-implement resource and lesson plan that includes discussion questions and themes for extension activities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use classroom discussion questions to stimulate conversation around origin stories
  • Create an extension activity to compare the Hopi's journey to other journey stories in pop culture
Classroom Considerations

  • Parts of the video are in indigenous language with English subtitles
  • Serves as one installment of the larger Native American Sacred Stories series
Pros

  • Beautifully animated story draws together the themes of the Hopi creation legend
  • Discussion questions are ready to use
  • Themes and lessons are adaptable for a variety of learners and across disciplines
Cons

  • Extension activities are not fully developed
Common Core