Humanities in Action


In cultures around the world, water plays an important role in culture and tradition and this is displayed prominently in creation stories and mythology. Focusing on the idea that “Water is Life” students read creation myths from around the world and analyzed the texts to compare the role of water in different societies.

Sitting by the San Francisco Bay, students authored their own creation myths, revising their drafts to hone their story-telling skills.

Using the lens of these myths, students examined how water is still central to the stories of today reading novels and short stories centering how water shapes our modern lives.