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Use comparative mythology to make myths relevant for readers and help prepare them for rigorous Common Core texts.
The mythology of the ancient world can provide motivating lessons that can help students learn about history.
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.
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.
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.
Students explore Greek mythology. In this mythology activity, students discuss and define mythology. Students view pictures and associate them with the correct Greek myth. Students answer trivia questions about their knowledge for mythology.
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.
Students examine stories from different cultures and investigate common themes that arise in all creation stories. Expanding upon this lesson, 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.
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.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Edith Hamilton's MythologyStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
In this trivia quiz, the information focuses on easy mythology.  Students respond to 10 multiple choice questions and submit answers electronically via this interactive website.
In this online quiz worksheet, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about Greek mythology. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.
In this online quiz worksheet, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about Greek mythology. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.
In this online quiz worksheet, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about Greek mythology. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.
Students 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.
Students examine literary arts. In 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.
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.
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.
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.