For the second Stories Action Project, GCE Sophomore students investigated the following guiding question:

How do you visualize stories of creation? 

Here’s the scenario students were challenged with:

Creation lies at the beginning of everything that exists in the world. Everything is created, right now, a long long time ago, or some time in between. The creation of the world is the focus of a debate that has been going on since time immemorial. The creation of You is something that you might be able to discover. For this action project, we are going to channel a creation into a visual story. You will select one of the Stories of Creation you read in this Unit and turn this story into a Cosmic Strip. 

Please find below the online installation we created, featuring the Cosmic Strip created by each student. Please click the on the different characters and elements in the Creation Story below to view the Cosmic Strips.

Project Alignment with Common Core ELA Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3a Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.7 Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (e.g., Auden’s “Musée des Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus).


How are journeys shared? Stories have traveled through time, oral tradition, books, and art. The stories that reach us create a relationship with our ancestors, to civilizations that are long gone, and to heroes that still inspire us today. These stori …

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