This The Cambodian Myth of Lightning, Thunder, and Rain video also includes:
Life—plants, animals, people—depend on water. Its importance is evident in the number of myths in global cultures that offer explanations for the origins of rain, thunder, and lightning. A sacred dance drama that represents the Cambodian mythical explanation is the focus of a social studies lesson.
- Have groups research myths from other cultures that explain lightning, thunder, and rain
- Include research into Romanian, Slavic, and Native American rain dances
- Other videos of the dance are available on YouTube
- The resource includes a comprehension check, links to related materials, and a discussion question