Discussion Question 1
Directions: After reading the lecture, answer the question below. Your answer is due no later than Thursday, Sept. 7.
Your responses to other students' answers are due by midnight on Sunday, Sept. 10. in order to get the full 20 points, you MUST respond thoughtfully to at least 2 other people's postings.
Please answer the question as thoughtfully as possible, after reading the lecture. Then post your answer to the English 207 Message Board by the deadline.
More details, with sample questions and answers, can be found on the Discussion Board itself, under the heading "Info on Discussion Questions." Please read this carefully so you know how to get the most points for the discussions.
We will be using the Canvas Discussion Board for this class. Click on the link below to get to the Canvas portal, sign in, and then click on the box for this class. You will find the "Discussions" link on the left side of the screen:
Remember: This discussion question is worth a possible 20 points. Late answers will receive 0 points. Points will be assigned according to the thoughtfulness of your answers, not by whether they are "right" or not, since sometimes there is no "right" answer. Just be sure your ideas are supported by the material in the readings.
How do the American Indian tales you read compare to similar tales from the culture in which you were raised?
Include the following in your answer:
- Say which tales you read and briefly summarize each. Provide a link to each tale, so the rest of us can read it if we choose.
- Give specific examples of tales from the culture in which you were raised, and then note the differences and similarities between these tales and the American Indian tales you read. For example, if you read mostly creation stories, give details of your own culture's creation stories, and then compare/contrast them to details of the American Indian creation stories you read.
- If you are an American Indian, please choose tales from a different American Indian nation, and compare them to your own nation's tales.
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