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ACTIVITY: Intro to Origin Stories


In this activity, you will become familiar with the idea of an origin story. Cultures around the world have their own origin stories, ways in which they believe and describe how the Universe came to be. It’s important that you understand that all origin stories should be respected, as they often relate to people’s cultures and beliefs. Big History is another one of these origin stories. Specifically, it is what many consider a modern, scientific origin story.


Download the origin stories comparison chart here. As you read the stories, fill out the chart to help you remember the details of all the stories.
Once you are done filling out the worksheet, look at the answer key to see if you missed any details!

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