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The Big Myth

The Big Myth

A really COOL, multi-media, interactive site focused on creation myths from various of the world's cultures. An award winning site. "The Big Myth is a new experimental learning module designed for use in European primary school classrooms. It is a sociology textbook for the comparative study of world creation mythology. The myths are told using Flash animation and are accompanied by an overview of the culture, the pantheon of the gods and a series of exercises based on that culture. The Big Myth combines the internet and Flash animation as a presentational medium with a highly progressive group learning method known as complex instruction. Teachers are advised to start in the teacher's section for more complete instructions. The Big Myth consists of the Mythology section, Links and... Show More


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Shonda Agbor
Shonda Agbor (Student)
4 years ago

While this is primarily targeted at primary classrooms, I think it will still be useful in secondary settings. Even the big kids like learning through animation and in primary ways. It helps them break down difficult concepts, like mythology. Kudos on this one!

Time spent reviewing site: 2 mins
Jody Ondich
Jody Ondich (Faculty)
6 years ago

I am using this as part of an assignment in an online Bible as Lit course, asking them to compare and contrast one of these myths to the Genesis story.  Lovely resource for an online course!

Used in course? Yes
Dr. Margaret Choka
Dr. Margaret Choka (Faculty)
7 years ago

I like the animation and would consider using it in the future.

Time spent reviewing site: 25 minutes
Don Peavy
Don Peavy (Faculty)
9 years ago
Absolutely incredible. I plan to use this resource in my Introduction to Religious Studies courses. A possible shortcoming is the resource requires some knowledge of geography.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 30 mins.
mark gstohl
mark gstohl (Faculty)
9 years ago
Great site! Nice animation. Very easy to use and useful. I do wish all myths were available without charge.
Matthew Baird
Matthew Baird (Faculty)
11 years ago
Absolutely great site. Very cool.
Katie Howe
Katie Howe (Student)
11 years ago
This site would be an exciting and interactive site for students to use.

Technical Remarks:

I liked how you see the map of the world and are able to choose different
countries and religions by where they are located in the world. This helps
student understand the geography as well as what you learn about their culture.
This site provides a lot of information, but it is not overwhelming. You have
many choices in what you want to look at.
Used in course? Yes