Since Native Americans did not record much of a written record, their origin myths are the closest thing to the earliest of American literature. This is a GREAT place to start your study of American literature. It is interesting and relatable! It also requires a higher DOK than simply reading and answering questions. This lesson requires them to recreate the myths to both share knowledge with their classmates AND demonstrate understanding.
This lesson includes:
~ three pages of detailed lesson plans with different options and variations to meet your classroom needs.
~ It includes two different handouts:
~one as a guide for their project (which could be converted into a rubric/checklist easily)
~and one that requires them to compare and contrast and evaluate the purpose of such a reading!
~There is an answer key to help guide you and your students through the worksheet!
Native Americans Origin Myths