|I am going to be teaching a lesson of the origns
of life/universe. I have been looking for other
cultures interpretations on the orign of life but
haven't found anything yet. Have any ideas or
What a wonderful and huge topic you bring up!
Nearly every religion and culture has its creation
stories and many of these are oriented towards
being accessible, or even entertaining, to young
people and yet they also grow with us. Whether
the origin of the universe and the origin of life
occur in the same action or even story varies by
culture. Although the stories are as diverse as
the cultures they come from, stories about the
beginning of existence seem to be universal. You
can probably find books about creation stories in
public libraries but if available, I would
recommend searching the web and/or having your
students search the internet under key terms such
as creation myths or creation stories.
include some sites that I found here but, as with
anything on the web, I can't guarantee their
accuracy or scholarliness.
Here is a site
designed for English teachers and has some
resources on creation
good site with some African creation stories
native American creation stories can be found at
luck with this interesting topic!
Here are some good books:
The Big Bang, by
Joseph Silk - talks about the origin of the
Atom, by Lawrence Krauss - talks
about the origin and history of the universe and
the origin of life, from the point of view of an
The NASA Origins program also
has a lot of contemporary information oncosmology,
astrobiology, and the origins of life/the
an extensive listing of archeoastronomy websites,
where you're sure to get some information on
ancient people's ideas of
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