African Pantheons and the Orishas: Crash Course World Mythology #11

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Ogiyan is the African god of crushed cassava—how specific! Using the 11th video from the Crash Course World Mythology series, scholars learn about African pantheons. They explore some of the orishas from the myths of the Yoruba religion from West Africa.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners discuss what African myths reveal about the similarities between gods and humans
  • Ask individuals to research a specific Yoruba myth and share with classmates 
Classroom Considerations

  • Covers a lot of information quickly; may need to pause the video intermittently to discuss or allow students to take notes 
Pros

  • Lots of humor helps break up complex subject matter
  • Engaging yet informative animations 
Cons

  • None