Directions for Learning Activity A

What exactly is a myth?

Is superman a myth, or George Washington and the cherry tree?
Build a wiki page that explains what a myth is and how it differs from related narrative forms.

Your wiki page should include the following:

  1. Workable / Easy to understand definitions for myth, legend and folktale
  2. A list of hyperlinked sources. Be sure to use quality sources.
  3. An example of each type, which is widely known. NB: The example does not have to be from the American culture.
  4. An explanation of what a myth has in common with the other two narrative forms, and what distinguishes it from them.
  5. An explanation why the stories about the Olympians are myths, not legends or folktales.


Click here for an example.