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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.

The Big Myth is an animated app for the study of world creation mythology for young learners aged 4-14.

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.

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.

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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:

Old Testament

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Customer Reviews

Very good stories

The narration and animation of these multicultural creation myths are the gems of this app. Well known and lesser known stories are available through easy clicks on a map. The retellings are straightforward and engaging. The extensions are less so, though there are good questions there for further pondering if one is willing to read all the way through the text-heavy pages. Four stars for high quality educational materials.

excellent app very informative

very informative and interesting and well executed. runs flawlessly on my ipad2 ios9. i use this app to ssist me in my college world mythology class

The Big Myth free
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 21.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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