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					                                   Creation Myth

Native American cultures use creation myths to help explain their surroundings and
positions in life. These oral stories are very will rooted in the geographic surroundings of
the specific locations. You will be creating a modern creation myth that helps explain the
area, which we currently live in. Please follow these directions:


       1. Read “Coyote and the Monster of the Bitterroot Valley”. Keep these things in
          mind as you read:
             a. What physical land feature is Painted-Hem-of the-skirt describing?
             b. What lessons is she imparting on the listener?
       2. Write a 1-2 page creation myth
             a. Think of people 1,000 years from now and how they might not
                  understand how we explained our existence
             b. Describe the physical features of our landscape and their meaning to
                  us.
       3. This assignment must be typed and saved in our student work folder in the
          :public/heritage/student/work 04-05 and entitled “modern myth”

       4. You will be graded on the following;

               a. Creativity of the story: 1/3
               b. Grammar, spelling, mechanics: 1/3
               c. Application of Geographic themes: 1/3


This assignment is due on __/__/__

				
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