Nature in Balance: Analyzing Natural Themes in "The World on Turtle's Back"

Unit 1: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
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Objective: SWBAT identify strong and throughout evidence from the creation story, "The World on Turtle's Back" in order to demonstrate understanding the elements of a creation myth, through independent reading and textual comparison.

Big Idea: How was the world created: with a bang, with a word, with a splash? Through Iroquois' creation story, students identify the elements of a creation myth and the role of balance in the natural world.

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