This is a 14 slide ppt that goes through the characteristics and history of origin myths and Native American literature. It goes along side the following selections, which are in many American lit texts and also widely available online: "Earth on Turtle's Back", "When Grizzlies Walked Upright" and "The Navajo Origin Myth".
1. Background information to mythology/archetypes
2. Higher Order thinking questions
3. Teacher notes
4. Common Core alignment
5. A link to a prezi version of the lecture
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