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By Tina Harper
Helping students understand the connection between culture and mythology is the central focus of this unit. Humanities is a course where the ideas, skills, and content of both history and English weave together to form the curriculum. In this unit the content focuses on Greek mythology and the Native Tribes of Texas.
The skills students will develop and transfer include: note taking skills, finding the main ideas in both history and literature to define aspects of culture, the writing process, the format of an effective story/myth using plot structure, the behaviors needed to function as an effective group. Also included in the unit is the process needed to create an effective essay to include a thesis, body paragraphs containing evidence to prove a thesis, and a concluding paragraph with an explanation as to how the ideas discussed in the essay are significant beyond the content discussed/argued.
The unit will culminate with students writing a myth that follows the structures of an effective story/myth
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