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"All cultures throughout the world have stories, myths, and legends to explain the unknown, communicate cultural values, and preserve the heritage of the culture. These stories are passed down from generation to generation, keeping the cultural "values" alive.  These oral traditions are an important part of every culture because they serve as a constant connection between past and present, no matter how much other things have changed. "  Andrew S. Basler University of TN

10282012_81637_0.jpg Essential Questions

Why is this story so meaningful to humanity over time?

How does the writer us a particular device to create meaning?

How does a writers style contribute to the meaning of a work?

Why is this work important?

What is a hero?

What role can myths and beliefs from the past have in today's world?

How do we use stories to explain the world around us?

Students will be able to…
1.  Define mythology and explain its purpose.
2.  Identify mythological vocabulary and its relevance in today’s world.
3.  Identify gods and goddesses and explain their relevance to today’s world.
4.  Identify the archetypes of mythology and explain their relevance to today’s world.
5.  Read and analyze stories from Greek, Indian, Roman, Norse, Native American legends and mythology to make connections between these classic stories and modern society.

Visual Interpretation of
Myths and Legends

English Language Arts
Week of November 18 - November 26, 2013

Below are some interesting links to the webquest we will be doing this week.  

Visual Interpretation of
Myths and Legends