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Teaching Daughter of the Sun

Daughter of the Sun

"Daughter of the Sun" is a Cherokee myth that explains the reason for solar eclipses and the sun's motion across the sky.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>The Vanishing Sun (Text 1)</u> -- This text is part of a Knowledge Set promoting scientific inquiry as students explore previous beliefs and current understandings about solar eclipses. "Daughter of the Sun" is an ancient myth told by Native Americans to explain the cause of the first solar eclipse. As students read, encourage them to examine the different perspectives represented in the story. They should also compare and contrast ancient beliefs to modern knowledge about the universe.</i><br><br>\n<a href="

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How does this myth use anthropomorphism (objects or animals acting like humans) to explain natural events?
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RL.9 - Compare Texts


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