A Moveable Feast: 11th American Literature/Composition

11th American Literature/Composition Winter 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008: Responding to Native American Myths July 31, 2008

Filed under: Unit 1 — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 11:43 pm
Tags: , ,

totem.jpg

 

What was your reaction to the Native American myths we read this evening?  What stood out to you from these two selections?  Do you think that modern readers should still study Native American myths and folklore in general?  Why or why not?
Share your ideas in a thoughtful paragraph of 8-10 complete sentences.  Please include your first name only when you post. 

Advertisements
 

January 9, 2007: Thinking About Myths January 7, 2008

Filed under: Unit 1 — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 7:30 pm
Tags: , , ,

Virtually all civilizations have produced origin myths to explain natural phenomena.  Today we continue to see explanations for the mysteries of nature, often turning to science and technology for answers.  Why do you think human beings in all times and places seek explanations for events beyond human control?  What do such explanations, scientific or mythical, offer?

Respond in a thoughtful paragraph of 8-10 complete sentences.