May 28, 2021 | Clara Buckley
In Language Arts, fifth grade students explored Native American myths. The students presented their chosen myth in the oral story-telling tradition as Indigenous Peoples would. To enhance their story-telling, students created a 3D pop-up illustration showing one scene from the myth.
Below are a few examples :
Why the Mountain Lion is Long and Lean – from the Mattaponi Tribe
Illustrated by Georgia
The Peace Tree – from the Iroquois Tribe
Illustrated by Sam
Sedna, Mistress of the Underworld – from the Inuit tribe
Illustrated by London
After their oral presentations students received feedback from their peers. Their illustration often featured in the affirmations:
Gabriel, you did a great job using a southern accent to tell ‘How the Raven Stole the Sun,’ and your visual with the raven had a lot of detail.
Taalia, you told your story of ‘Why the Bat Hangs Upside Down’ in your own words, and your visual with the bat was clear.
Bridget, you included lots of details in your visual. You used it well to tell ‘Puma and the Bear’ and even to ‘break the bear’s neck’ during the story. Dramatic.
The Story of Owl and Raven – from the Inuit and Eskimo Tribes
Illustrated by Amelia
A Giant’s Rock-Throwing – from the Hawaiian Islands
Illustrated by River
How the Buffalo Were Released on Earth – from the Apache Tribe
Illustrated by Henry
The rabbit and the Fox – from the Apache Tribe
Illustrated by Marly
How the Beaver Stole Fire from the Pines – from the Nez Perce Tribe
Illustrated by Charlie