Essential Questions
How do the creation stories of a particular culture reveal its ideals?
How does interaction with text provoke thinking and response?
How does the use of figurative language and rhetorical devices work to create the author's purpose?

During this unit, we will be juxtaposing a variety of creation stories from different cultures. In order to do this, complete the following:

1. INDEPENDENTLY read the story from the handbook that has been assigned to your group. (copies below in case you lose the copies distributed in class)

2. Actively read by highlighting and marking the text. Take notes using the Cornell notes system - write your independent thoughts on the left side of the paper.

3. In your groups, discuss the notes and active reading, recording connections in the right column based on your discussion.

4. Using the document below - it will be distributed in class - and working in groups, research the culture of the story you were assigned.

Previous Years

2. Choose your favorite story and research the culture. Things you want to know include: where are they located (geography)? When did they come into existence or disappear (years)? What type of government do they have (name of it and definition)? What type of religion do they practice (name it and define it)? What kinds of rituals or traditions do they practice (name them and describe them)? What is their family structure like (describe)? You should NOT copy and paste the information but rather take notes and put the information into your own words. All research needs to be
3. Create a picture story book using the template provided OR by creating your own hard copy version. You will need to break the story into 6 or 7 parts and find pictures to match it. You are welcome to change the font and background color of the template.

4. Save the story book as your first initial, last name, and the name of the culture you chose to research. (ex: bryceaboriginal)
5. Drop the file into my Hand In folder on the oxygen server (directions are on the wall in the classroom) or email it to me as an attachment.
All picture story books are due by the end of class Wednesday, October 19.