Day 2

Ishmael Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Writing a Creation Myth

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    Using the model in Ishmael, students will write a creation myth that explains the way things are.

    Common Core Standards:



    The anthropologist tells the jellyfish that a creation myth is β€œthe fanciful tale you tell your children about the origins of the world.” Ask students to write their own creation myth that explains the origins of the world or some aspect of the world. It can explain how things are the way they really are, or it can explain a world as the student would like it to be. As Ishmael required of the narrator, the creation myth should have a...

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