Today there are countless global religions and belief systems. Many are several thousands of years old. Why did religion develop? You can help your students get some ideas about the origin of religious belief by using The Big Myth website (http://www.bigmyth.com/2_eng_myths.htm) and the following exercises.
This lesson includes three stages: gathering information for an essay using creation stories from around the world, organizing that information in a chart, and using the completed chart to write an essay.
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