Review this guide prior to your visit to the exhibition. In addition, go to education.amnh.org/mythiccreatures
for an in-depth description of the exhibition, activities, book and web lists, and information about planning your visit.
Parade Dragon, China
Before you visit the exhibition, let students know they'll be able to explore many kinds of mythic creatures from different cultures and time periods. Read aloud "What is a mythic creature?
" and discuss the Key Concepts
with students. To continue the dialogue, ask:
- What mythic creatures have you encountered in books, artwork, television, video games, comics, and other media? List them.
- What do you know about these creatures?
- Do these creatures have symbolic meaning? Solicit examples.