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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. Read each creation story (copies are below in case you lose the copies I distribute in class) and summarize it by answering questions on the form provided (the last document listed below).
African Bushmen Creation Story.doc
Australian Aborigine Creation Story.doc
Iroquois Creation Story.doc
Japanese Creation Story.doc
All stories need to be read and the form completed by the
of class on
Thursday, October 13
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
Wednesday, October 19.
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