Friday, October 26, 2012

Our Myths and Legends

We are working on awesome one-pagers about myths or legends.  So far all of these one-pagers are great. Some are really scary and some are sad. We did one-pagers to learn about people's different cultures and learn about their stories.  There are a lot of different cultures that some people didn't know about.  Some are Greek, Irish, Tibetan, Filipino, and Roman.  People don't really know about these cultures' myths and legends.

Written by the "School Surfers" 
Blayne, Codey, Jonny, and Sarai

This quarter, we will be focusing on how different stories can be used to express thoughts and beliefs. The one-pagers shared helped us to understand that people all over the world, now and in the past, have used stories as a means to teach others about why the world is the way it is, and how one should act.  We'll continue to explore myths and legends, as well as learn about the connection between these stories and scientific fact. 

After sharing all of our one-pagers we discussed why these stories were written. This is what we came up with. 
This one pager is comes from the Hawaiian legends on the Big Island of Hawaii. It teaches us not to give into jealousy. This is one example of the many cultural myths and legends shared. 
We also realized that not all myths come from ancient times. There are many current myths that are science-based rather than culturally generated. The myth about Pop Rocks and Coke is well-known and easily testable, if you're brave enough that is. 

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