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Origin Stories

Where did we come from? It’s a question that stretches back to the earliest of human histories, and one that many cultures throughout time have tried to answer. Compare origin stories from around the world with your students using these resources.

WHERE DID WE COME FROM? WHERE WILL WE GO?

Harness your students’ curiosity and develop their historical inquiry skills with these lessons that explore some of the biggest questions humans have asked over time.

Explore our Beginnings
Examine one of humanity’s most complex questions through the origin stories of various cultures.
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New ways of thinking
Discover the social, cultural, and scientific shifts that have helped humans investigate important questions.
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Additional Materials
Extend or modify your Origin Stories lesson plans with additional videos, articles, and graphic biographies.
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ORIGIN STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Share these stories with your students to help them better understand the kinds of questions our ancestors were seeking answers to.

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