Tricksters: An Introduction: Crash Course World Mythology #20

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From Bart Simpson to Bugs Bunny to Jack Sparrow, people love a good trickster. With the 20th video from the Crash Course World Mythology series, scholars explore the mythological trickster archetype. Viewers also listen to the story of Anansi, the West African trickster god.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have small groups discuss the recurring themes associated with trickster stories 
  • Discuss the moral ambiguity of trickster tales 
Classroom Considerations
  • Contains some mature and violent content
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Pros
  • Has an animated, friendly, and inviting narration style 
  • Helpful graphics that reinforce material 
Cons
  • None