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New Review Greek Mythology Activities
Find all you'll need for a comprehensive, engaging unit on Greek mythology here! This resource is packed with worksheets and activities on everything from how to write a myth and the roles and symbols of the major Greek gods to oracles, omens, and identifying types of conflicts in literature.
6th - 8th Language Arts 91 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Myth Lesson Plans
What is the difference between myths, legends, and folktales? From greek mythology and creation myths to heroes and heroines, here is a nice series of lessons for providing your youngsters with solid foundational knowledge about myths.
6th - 8th Language Arts 23 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
It Came From Greek Mythology
Students analyze Greek mythology, and classify myths into three basic types: stories about heroes, how it came to be and consequences of unwise behavior. They discuss the meanings of these myths to ancient Greeks and the meanings they convey today.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 86 Views 396 Downloads
Pairing Picture Books with Edith Hamilton's Mythology
As a before reading strategy, class members select a tale from mythology, examine several picture book versions of the myth, and fill out part of a Venn diagram with observations about the hero in particular and the myth in general.They then read Hamilton's more complex version and complete the other half of their diagram.
7th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 34 Downloads
Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
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.
4th - 8th Language Arts 97 Views 712 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mythological Word Origins
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.
9th - 10th Language Arts 12 Views 76 Downloads
Mythological Word Origins
Review myths and the characters therein, connecting them to vocabulary words in the English language today. Begin by searching online for myths and character names. With at least ten names that are familiar English words, students use the dictionary to explain how the definition relates to the person's characteristics.
9th - 10th Language Arts 10 Views 32 Downloads
Be a Mythological Character!
Spark your learners' imaginations while discussing mythological characters. Using any story with mythology, assign a character to each student. Every individual reviews character traits and personalities in order to "be" that character, and partners then interview each other.
9th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Greek Mythology in Art
Fifth graders recognize the specific mythological characters and their significance to Greek citizens, create representations of some gods and goddesses, and explore mythology as an attempt by earlier civilizations to explain natural phenomenon.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 24 Downloads
Introduction to Mythology and Creation Stories
Students examine stories from different cultures and investigate common themes that arise in all creation stories. Expanding upon this instructional activity, students begin a portfolio on myths that they will add to throughout this unit. Greek and Roman mythology, as well as Native American stories, are studied.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 43 Views 162 Downloads
Greek Mythology Character Cubes
Students research Greek myths and identify characters from ancient Greece. After discussing the names, descriptions, scenes an objects in Greek mythology, they draw pictures on tiles and write descriptions. Students join the tiles together to create a mythology cube.
4th - 12th Language Arts 40 Views 99 Downloads
New Review Greek Mythology Version 2.0: To Be or Not to Be an Epic Hero?
Using The Odyssey in your classroom? Then this resource is for you. After listening to a reading of a portion of Book 9 of The Odyssey and watching a PowerPoint about Greek heroes, partners complete a "Think Pair Share" chart about whether Odysseus meets any of the criteria for being a Greek hero.
9th - 10th Language Arts 14 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Music and Creativity in Ancient Greece
Take a fascinating look into the many ways in which music played an absolutely integral role in the culture of ancient Greece. Rooted in ancient Greek mythology and the common medium through which all core disciplines were taught and studied, discover how for ancient Greeks, music was also the basis for understanding the fundamental interconnectedness of all things in the universe.
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 119 Views 104 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mythology Study Guide
After exploring the wonderful world of mythology, give your high schoolers this multiple choice quiz to assess their ability to recall pertinent information. There are 15 questions posed, and users can press "submit" to receive immediate feedback.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 5 Views 26 Downloads
Latin Syntax Review: Mythological Creatures
Young scholars of Latin review elements of Latin syntax, incorporating themes of mythological creatures (Pegasus, Hydra, Polyphemus Minotaur, Medusa, Chimaera) from Ancient Greece and Rome. The use of visuals adds dimension to this lesson.
10th - 12th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 18 Downloads
Egyptian Mythology Vodcast
Seventh graders explore the historical significance of mythology in Ancient Egypt. In this World History lesson, 7th graders research the different gods and goddesses in Ancient Egypt and present their findings to the class. Students create cue cards that contains this information.
7th Social Studies & History 5 Views 19 Downloads
Writing a Greek Myth
Ask your learners to dream up a myth set in modern day. These mythology writing prompts require individuals take on the role of an ancient Greek citizen who just woke up to a totally different world. Through this lens, class members write a myth to explain something they don't understand (technology, transportation methods, etc.
4th - 8th Language Arts 36 Views 35 Downloads