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Explore classical mythology and the influence they have in the solar system. Seventh and eight graders visit the given links to explore words from mythology and how classical mythology shows up in everyday language. They discover literary allusion and references to mythology, and discuss the role of mythology in planetary science. Then they can draw a new planet and present it to the class.
No wonder the ship was called the Titanic. An investigation of Norse, Roman, and Greek Mythology provides insight into mythological characters and corresponding words in the English language. A close look at roots, prefixes, and suffixes also provides scaffolding for the study of word origins and meanings. Culminating skits bring these mythic gods and their characteristics to life.
Prepare your pupils to become proficient editors. Show them how to develop good questions, ones that make others write more effectively, ones that require more than one word responses and are helpful in revision. Focusing on content, editors examine the title of their peer’s trickster myth, ask good questions, give suggestions for improvement, and offer a compliment. Part of a unit on mythology and myth writing.
Students complete multi-curricular activities for Greek mythology. In this Greek multi-curricular lesson, students find math definitions using a dictionary and complete a crossword puzzle. Students identify and label horizontal and vertical axis on graph paper. Students plot lines on the Cartesian coordinate plane.
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they finish the activity, they read the first chapter of the book and research Olympian gods.