The Big Myth - World Creation Mythology Resources for Our Sustainability Age. Presented by PlanetShifter.com Magazine
The Big Myth - World Creation Mythology Resources for Our Sustainability Age. Presented by PlanetShifter.com Magazine

It's through myths that we can answer these and other fundamental questions:

* How was the universe created, and why?

* What is the purpose of evil in the world?

* Why is human society organized the way it is?

* How did natural features like rivers, mountains, and oceans emerge?

How do people from different cultures view themselves, the world and their origins?

The Big Myth is a new experimental learning module designed for use in European primary school classrooms. It is a sociology textbook for the comparative study of world creation mythology. The myths are told using Flash animation and are accompanied by an overview of the culture, the pantheon of the gods and a series of exercises based on that culture.

The Big Myth combines the internet and Flash animation as a presentational medium with a highly progressive group learning method known as complex instruction. Teachers are advised to start in the teacher's section for more complete instructions. The Big Myth consists of the Mythology section, Links and Bibliography for further research, a Write Your Own Creation Myth section for students, the Teacher's Guide and a Discussion Forum where an off-line debate is held over the material.

Four Key Perspectives in Mythology:

* Metaphysical: How do the myths explain the mysteries of human existence?

* Cosmological: How do the myths explain the intricate workings of the universe?

* Sociological: How do the myths explain the existing social and economic order?

* Psychological: How do the myths explain the process of psychological dev?

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Consider [ open myth source ]

Including: New Alchemy and Myths by David Metcalfe and Willi Paul