Activity Outcome
  • Students will be able to identify the similarities and differences among cosmogony texts.
Relevant Course Outcome
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze the textual, historical, and cultural contexts of works of literature.
  • Students will be able to read works of literature closely and thoroughly.

Instructions

Dominant Culture will decide...
1) How it has decided to interact with the other culture (this should be based upon what you know or can surmise about your culture up to this point)
2) One element that will be erased from the other culture's text (should be a specific aspect and should be significant - i.e. NOT what color a god is wearing). NOTE: this is from the original text, NOT the introductory material.
3) One element from the other culture's text that it has decided to take for its own (again, should be specific and significant)

Invaded Culture will then decide...
1) How it reacts to the type of interaction initiated by the dominant culture
2) How its text and beliefs would change based upon what was erased from its text
3) How its text and beliefs would change based upon the interaction with the dominant culture

At the same time, the Dominant Culture will decide...
1) How its text and beliefs would change based upon what it has decided to take from the other culture

Decisions should be posted in a Discussion Post on this page. The title of the original post should be "Dominant Culture Name" vs. "Invaded Culture Name." Then all other posts should be replies to that.