Mythology Creation Myth Essay Writing Assignment The Turtle on his Back and Genesis 1:1: a compare/contrast essay: This will be a five paragraph essay or a three paragraph analysis. You may choose which way you wish to complete the assignment see details below). You may choose from 2 questions. One will be the basic question and one other will be advanced. Those students doing the advanced question will receive extra points. BASIC: What does “The Turtle on His Back” tell you about how the Iroquois view the world? You must give specific examples from the text of the myth to reinforce your points. For the five paragraph essay: For the three paragraph analysis: Provide an introduction with a thesis or summary sentence of what you are writing. You will need to use the essay guide that is posted on NetSchool. Paragraph 1: Your topic sentence should give some detail that gives an idea as to how the Iroquois see the world. For example, do they believe in one God or many? Use the compare/ Contrast thinking map to figure out which details you will use. Each body paragraph will contain one of your examples. Use the compare and contrast graphic organizer thinking map to figure out which details you will use. Paragraph 2: Same format as paragraph 1. Paragraph 3: Same format as paragraph 1. ADVANCED: Compare and Contrast “The Turtle on His Back” and the creation account from Genesis. You must point out at least one way they are similar and two that are different. Five paragraph essay: Three paragraph analysis: Using your essay guide (on NetSchool), plan an essay with an introduction, thesis, three body paragraphs and a conclusion. The body paragraphs must have one comparison or contrast and you will need to quote words from the text with MLA format. Remember, comparisons tell us what things are the same and contrasts tell us what things are different. For the three paragraph analysis, use the following format. Paragraph 1: For your topic sentence, indicate one of the ways in which “The Turtle on His Back” and the creation account from Genesis are alike or different. The next three or four sentences should develop or describe what you came up with in the topic sentence. End with a concluding sentence. You will need to quote words from the text with MLA format. Paragraphs 2 and 3: Same format as 1.