The Big Myth:
Announcing the new animated learning app
for iPad and Android tablets
 
How did the world begin? How did the first humans get here, and why are we here? Every culture in the world has it’s own answer; every culture has a creation myth.

From Aztec to Aboriginals, Inca to Inuit, every culture has its own answer to the fundamental questions of our existence. The Big Myth celebrates our rich, cultural diversity, telling the world’s oldest stories with the world’s newest learning tools.

The Big Myth is an animated, educational storytelling app, showing 25 different stories of creation from around the world. For children aged 4-14. The Big Myth offers an entire integrated learning environment, including a teacher’s guide, “write your own creation myth” area, downloadable PDF materials, links and bibliography, making it a useful fit within the study of the classics or world cultural studies program of the common international curriculum, as well as within religious studies and ancient history. It can also be integrated into remedial English language classes given the text and simultaneous narration. This is an appropriate tool for special needs learners as well as visually or hearing impaired students.

The Big Myth is also a learning website and CD-ROM for desktop use.

The complete list of cultures:
Aboriginal
Aztec
Babylonian
Celtic
Ceram
Chinese
Dogon
Egyptian
Greek
Hawaiian
Hindu
Inca
Inuit
Iroquois
Japanese
Maori
Mapuche
Mayan
Navajo
Norse
Old Testament
Sumerian
Voudon
Yoruba
Zulu
ABOUT THE CREATORS

Concept, project management: Fiona Passantino Artwork and animation: Fiona Passantino
Concept, educational content: Pieter Batelaan Educational content, research: Barry van Driel
Writing, research: Maria Theresa Brancaccio
Writing, research: Florence Tonk, Barry van Driel
Content and fact check: Carla van Hoof
Translation: Levien van Rouw, Bettina von Arps, Patrick Rotter, Erika Passantino, Dr. Elke Bayer
Audio: Pieter Batelaan, Irene Batelaan, Fiona Passantino, Lars Reimer, Darion D'Anjou, Erika Passantino, Nina Arnhold, Dr. Elke Bayer

Distant Train is a creative and innovative internet design company specializing in the development of online educational software for young people using Flash animation. In addition to its work in the educational market, Distant Train also creates commercial websites and CD-ROMS, both in Flash and HTML. The company was founded in 1995 and based in the the Hague, theNetherlands.

The company has recently released a new project, "DinosaurDays": a learning CD-ROM about the rise and fall of the dinosaurs for age 7-11, designed especially for girls (www.dinosaurdays.com).

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"The Big Myth" © Distant Train 2011 - 2015



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