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Description

How did the world begin? How did the first humans get here, and why are we here? Every culture in the world has it’s own answer; every culture has a creation myth.

From Aztec to Aboriginals, Inca to Inuit, every culture has its own answer to the fundamental questions of our existence. The Big Myth celebrates our rich, cultural diversity, telling the world’s oldest stories with the world’s newest learning tools.

The Big Myth is an animated, educational storytelling app, showing 25 different stories of creation from around the world. For children aged 4-14. The Big Myth offers an entire integrated learning environment, including a teacher’s guide, “write your own creation myth” area, downloadable PDF materials, links and bibliography, making it a useful fit within the study of the classics or world cultural studies program of the common international curriculum, as well as within religious studies and ancient history. It can also be integrated into remedial English language classes given the text and simultaneous narration. This is an appropriate tool for special needs learners as well as visually or hearing impaired students.

While the myths are the central focus of the app, The Big Myth offers an entire integrated learning environment, including a teacher’s guide, “write your own creation myth” area, downloadable PDF materials, links and bibliography, making it a useful fit within the study of the classics or world cultural studies program of the common international curriculum, as well as within religious studies and ancient history. It can also be integrated into remedial English language classes given the text and simultaneous narration. This is an appropriate tool for special needs learners as well as visually or hearing impaired students.

The educational methodology behind The Big Myth – Complex Instruction - is especially inspired by the research conducted by Elizabeth Cohen (Cohen, 1994). One of the basic assumptions of Complex Instruction is that learning happens through interaction and group dynamics. By implementing co-operative learning, teachers provide opportunities for interaction and equal access to participation in the interaction.

The Big Myth is also a learning website and CD-ROM for desktop use.

The complete list of cultures:

Aboriginal
Aztec
Babylonian
Celtic
Ceram
Chinese
Dogon
Egyptian
Greek
Hawaiian
Hindu
Inca
Inuit
Iroquois
Japanese
Maori
Mapuche
Mayan
Navajo
Norse
Old Testament
Sumerian
Voudon
Yoruba
Zulu

What's New

Version 2.0

Lots of new goodies: new player buttons, much higher resolution for a nice, crisp image, posters in vector, and sound enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

Aupston

Fantastic multicultural app

Beautiful design and wonderful idea to share creation myths from around the globe. My daughter and I both love this app. Thinking of showing it to her teacher at school!

CyanWinsTournaments

Gorgeous & Unique

This app is so gorgeous, it's really simply a moving work of art. I hv encountered no other such educational app the collects the range of stories of how the earth and humankind was created, from all over the world, in one oversight view. The map navigation is brilliant. The map encouraged us to click all over the world, and you start to see how all these really diverse cultures really have the same human core to their mythologies. Btw, the voices were great. especially loved the soothing male voice on The Mapuche creation story and others...

Barry Blueberry

Great resource for kids

Both my kids - 4 and 9 years of age - love this and are constantly watching these films. I think they especially like the Egyptian Creation myth. The sounds and visuals are equally attractive. It is just very accessible in all ways.

And the Big Myth goes beyond the few creation stories many of us are familiar with. I loved discovering the myths from Australia, Africa and South America. It opened my eyes

And I find this as an educator even more attractive. It helps kids realize that that cultures around the world have their own creation stories. This can be a humbling and also exciting discovery. I highly recommend the app for world mythology, citizenship education, religious education and even history.

Barend

Information

Seller
fiona passantino
Size
73.5 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Distant Train 2018
Price
$3.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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