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Title: Please%20Copy%20Into%20Your%20Notes.%20.%20.%20Daily%20Objectives%20for%202/5/09


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Please Copy Into Your Notes. . . Daily
Objectives for 2/5/09
  • Recognize the elements of Native American oral
    tradition.
  • Define a creation myth.
  • Analyze and interpret a Native American creation
    myth.

2
UNIT ONE Native American Oral Tradition
3
Origins and Encounters
  • With a partner, read the quotations on page 16
    and analyze the photograph on page 17.
  • Please note about 5 different observations you
    make.

4
List . . .
  • How are stories, newscasts, important
    information, etc. documented in our society
    today?

5
The First Americans
  • Native Americans can be considered our first true
    Americans as they have inhabited much of North
    America thousands of years before Europeans
    arrived.
  • This is where we will begin our journey into
    American literature . . .

6
What are the key elements of Native American oral
tradition?
  • Individual units of people ? they did not work as
    a national unit
  • Over 200 various groups with over 500 different
    languages spoken
  • Ways of life controlled by NATURAL SURROUNDINGS
  • Literature reflects religious and political
    beliefs and social values

7
Elements of Oral Tradition
  • Spoken Word ? Storytelling and performances
  • Major types
  • Creation myth
  • Tales of heroes and tricksters
  • Ritual songs and chants
  • Major emphasis relies upon living in harmony with
    the natural world

8
Elements of Oral Tradition
  • Native Americans believed that human beings
    bonded best with nature ? plants, animals, land,
    heavenly bodies and the elements
  • They are PART of nature, they do NOT own it!

9
Old and New Traditions
  • Current Native American authors continue to honor
    their oral traditions yet also document them in
    written word.
  • Many of these authors concern themselves with
    connecting old traditions to new society.
    Value of the first American literature.

10
Creation Myth
  • Myth a traditional story passed down through
    generations, that explains why the world is the
    way it is.
  • Creation myth explains how the universe, earth
    and life began.
  • What is the difference?

11
The Iroquois League
  • The Iroquois are a league of five separate Native
    American peoples Seneca, Cayuga, Oneida,
    Onondaga, and Mohawk
  • These groups united in the 14th century they
    lived in the woodlands of what is now NY state
  • The league was created to end fighting among the
    five groups that existed in the alliance.

12
The World on the Turtles Back an Iroquois
myth
  • Read p. 25-28 as a class
  • Independently complete the story and answer
    questions 1,3,4,6 on page 31.
  • Also consider
  • Symbolism of the turtles back

13
Summarize . . .
  • Name some elements of oral tradition.
  • What is a creation myth?
  • Why is Turtles Back a creation myth?
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