Unit 3 Assessment – Your Creation Myth

In Unit 3, the concept of myth was examined by multiple perspectives and examples were provided from all over the ancient world on the origins of our world. In this assignment, you will create your own ‘Creation Myth’ that attempts to resolve one of the great philosophical questions: how did we get here?

Your creation myth can be an adaptation of those you reviewed in Unit 3 or an entirely new approach. It can include a flood or any other component of climate. Your myth can present gods, goddesses, demigods or any other type of mythic creature (fairies, elves, fauns, centaurs, etc.) or it can express a spiritual entity that reigns supreme on its own. The key to this exploration is for you to experience the drive and wonder found in the Humanities even today to explain how we came to be.

Organization:

Present:

your myth is story form. (2 or more well-developed paragraphs)

Analyze:

the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ the world and its people were created and came to be. Think about why others should adopt your myth. (one or more well-developed paragraphs)

Reflect:

On the creation of your second artifact for the Humanities. Explore how having a solid understanding of myth enhances your ability to experience art, literature, music, and most anything else at a deeper level. (one or more well-developed paragraphs).

Format

For this assignment, you have several options. If you would like to use Powerpoint or Prezi to include images or pictures, aim for a title slide that includes your name, title of your myth, and the date, as many body slides as needed to present the myth narrative, a slide for the analysis, and a slide for the reflection.  There should not be a reference slide for this type of artifact.

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