What Is a Myth?, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1622751965
  • ISBN-13: 9781622751969
  • DDC: 398.2
  • Grade Level Range: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Every culture in human history has created its own myths to describe how the natural world works. These stories that explain the cultural lessons, values, and religious beliefs of a specific group of people are a prime component of the Common Core Reading standards for grade levels 2 and 3, and within this book some of the best-known myths are reproduced in a way that readers can grasp and interpret their meanings. Norse, Egyptian, and Chinese myths are among those included—each told in a way that prompts cross-cultural comparisons and awakens an interest in exploring more myths.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What Is a Myth?.
2: Why Are Myths Told?.
3: Themes in Myths.
4: Myths Retold.
5: Write Your Own Myth.
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