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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. A list of picture books and a template for the Venn diagram are included.
Comparative Mythology and the Common Core
Use comparative mythology to make myths relevant for readers and help prepare them for rigorous Common Core texts.
Mythology of the Ancient World
The mythology of the ancient world can provide motivating lessons that can help students learn about history.
It Came From Greek Mythology
Students consider the influence of Greek mythology in today's world. They describe basic Greek mythology plots, discuss common themes, cite examples of contemporary use of terms from Greek mythology and analyze modern works inspired by the classics.
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.
Mythology - What Is It?
Young scholars explore Greek mythology. In this mythology lesson, students discuss and define mythology. Young scholars view pictures and associate them with the correct Greek myth. Students answer trivia questions about their knowledge for mythology.
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.
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.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Edith Hamilton's Mythology. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Greek Mythology: Cultures and Art
Students examine literary arts. For this Greek mythology lessons, students read Greek myths and select characters from the myths to study. Students create watercolor illustrations of the characters, write short stories about the characters, and then compare and contrast archetypes.
Young scholars examine the gods and goddesses of Greek and Roman mythology. In groups, they use this information to participate in skits as they role-play the gods and goddesses. To end the lesson, they draw their own caricature of their favorite god or goddess.
Sixth graders design a brochure, using a computer publishing program such as Microsoft Publisher, on a mythological character they have researched. They make real world connections with the mythological characters and words that are used today.
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. Culminating skits bring these mythic gods and their characteristics to life.
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. After writing a short history of Norse, Greek, and Roman mythology, learners each act out a character he or she researched. Some links may not lead to accurate resources.
Classical Mythological Monsters
Students, after researching and analyzing ancient Greek and Roman mythological monsters, create a monster of their own similar to one they've researched or studied in their class syllabus. In addition, they present their creations to the class.
What is a Hero? Heroism in Greek Mythology
High schoolers explore the tales of Greek mythology and discuss what it means to be a hero. They associate acts of epic heroism with philanthropy noting that these characters acted in a larger than life manner to secure the common good.
Easy Mythology Quiz
For this trivia quiz, the information focuses on easy mythology. Students respond to 10 multiple choice questions and submit answers electronically via this interactive website.
Greek Mythology Games Quiz
In this online quiz worksheet, learners answer a set of multiple choice questions about Greek mythology. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.
Greek Mythology Quiz
In this online quiz activity, learners answer a set of multiple choice questions about Greek mythology. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.
Greek Mythology Facts Quiz
In this online quiz worksheet, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about Greek mythology. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.