ERIC Number: ED197892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
When the World Began: A Yukon Teacher's Guide to Comparative and Local Mythology.
Written in three sections, this guide has two purposes: one is to assist English and Social Studies teachers who would like to encourage students to understand and appreciate mythology; to do this it provides a guide to Yukon mythology, following guidelines in the British Columbia programme of studies. The second purpose is to provide some comparative notes for particular Yukon myths in the book "My Stories Are My Wealth" by Angela Sidney, Kitty Smith, and Rachel Dawson, published by the Council for Yukon Indians. Although that book was not specifically prepared for use in schools, it may be a source-book for teachers interested in including Yukon materials when they discuss mythology. Part 1 of this guide is a discussion of themes in northern mythology, particularly Athapaskan mythology in the Yukon, which might be of some use to a teacher teaching mythology at an elementary or high school level. Part 2 is a more direct guide to ways in which Yukon mythology could be used in grades 1 to 7 Social Studies and grades 8 to 12 English. This section follows the British Columbia curriculum guides. Part 3 is a thematic and comparative guide to stories in "My Stories Are My Wealth" for teachers specifically interested in Yukon mythology. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yukon Dept. of Education, White Horse.
Identifiers: Athapascan (Tribe); Canada; Yukon Territory