Creating the Myth Poster
Working alone or with a partner,
you chose three myths from the Big Myth Program to analyze. You should already
have the following information for each myth:
was there before the world was created?
- How is
the universe/world created? Provide specifics and names when possible.
- How is
man created? Provide specifics and names when possible.
the Transgression and Punishment motif appear? How?
- Does Evil and/or Death appear? How?
there any type of renewal in the story? Explain.
does the story tell you about this culture? Consider characteristics
(i.e., docile or warring), geography, religious beliefs, etc.
YOUR GOAL: compare and contrast the THREE creation myths and
present your findings in an educational poster form.
the questions I gave you, but also keep your mind open. Did you observe
anything else in the stories that are similar or vastly different? Make
note of it!
posters should be clear and easy to read and be visually appealing. That
means some type of graphic illustration will be needed to make the piece
come to life. You might draw gods, symbols, setting, etc.
poster should present the basics of the story in a brief summary.
sure to name the gods.
sure the print is large enough to read from a reasonable distance.
how the myths compare to the Genesis/Adam and Eve story or the Greek
Creation story we covered as a class. You might reiterate one or both of these
stories in your poster.
There will be markers and construction paper available in
class, but you might want to pre-print graphics or text.