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173 resources with the concept greek mythology

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It’s Greek to Me: Greek Mythology

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's no myth: this packet on Greek mythology is an excellent addition to your social studies curriculum. With writing activities, such as short answer responses and biopoems, and reading activities, which include creation stories and...
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Greek Mythology Activities

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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,...
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Antigone Reading Guide

For Students 7th - 10th
Divided by section are reading comprehension questions to ask alongside a reading of Antigone. Adapted from McDougal/Littell, these questions help readers make sense of the famous text. 
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Star Stories

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
An unusually inventive and entertaining presentation awaits you and your class. The first few slides introduce the animals that certain constellations represent. There are also creative stories by other students of fictitious animals...
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Grade 8 Module 2B: Unit 2, Lesson 10

For Teachers 8th Standards
Annoyed or bewitched. What effect does an author's word choice have on a text? Scholars begin the lesson by analyzing word choice in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Next, learners take a closer look at the narrative structure...
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Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Analyzing Narrative Structure and Author’s Craft: Part 1

For Teachers 8th Standards
Using the resource, scholars complete a mid-unit assessment to gauge their learning at the halfway point of the unit. Pupils read the myth "The Harvest That Never Came" and plot its narrative structure.
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The Myth of Hercules: 12 Labors in 8-bits

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Hercules had to slay a lion, capture a bull, and steal a herd of cattle from a three-headed giant, and he was just getting started. Scholars watch an inventive animated video that uses a video game format to describe the 12 labors of...
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The Myth of Sisyphus

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Having an eagle eat your liver sounds like a form of cruel and unusual punishment. As explained in an interesting video lesson, it's nothing compared to the punishments doled out in "The Myth of Sisyphus." A summary introduces the...
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The Wheelie People

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Do you believe in soulmates? You may after listening to the Greek story of "The Wheelie People," which depicts the mythological change from double-people creatures who are split into two beings, forever doomed to scour the earth for...
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Andromeda and Perseus

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What happens when the ugliest monster, the most beautiful princess, and the most heroic son of Zeus meet in a Greek myth? There's adventure—and tragedy—abound in an audio version of "Andromeda and Perseus" that details the rescue of...
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The Labours of Heracles Part 2

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
There's not much that the half-mortal, half-god Heracles can't do, but Hera plans to put him to the test! Listen to an audio retelling of the second half of Heracles's trials, including riding the Mares of Diomedes, procuring the Belt of...
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The Labours of Heracles Part 1

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Heracles—or Hercules as he was known in Rome—was put to work on 12 impossible tasks by the jealous and vengeful Hera. Listen to his heroism over the Nemean Lion, the Lernaean Hydra, the Cretan Bull, and others with an engaging audio...
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Pygmalion

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Listen to an audio retelling about a man who carved a statue to escape Aphrodite's demands—and ended up falling in love with his creation. A version of the Greek myth "Pygmalion" provides the story's text so readers can follow along with...
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The Midas Touch

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Imagine that everything you touched turned to gold—and that means everything! King Midas learns about the curse of greed in an audio retelling of the famous Greek myth.
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The Minotaur

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
The conquest of the Minotaur, the betrayal of Ariadne, and the tragic misunderstanding of King Aegeus and Prince Theseus are all part of an audio retelling of the Greek myth featuring the half-man, half-bull creature. Pupils follow the...
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Circe the Beautiful Witch

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Could the lovely Circe be even more frightening than a towering Cyclops? Odysseus and his men certainly don't think so—until it's too late. Hear about the adventures, temptations, and piggish punishments on Circe's island with an audio...
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Jason and Medea Part Four: The Escape

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Jason is put to the test in the last part of this myth. Will he capture the Golden Fleece? Will Madea help him? Listen to an audio retelling to find out.
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Orpheus

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
The love of Orpheus for his would-be bride Eurydice is insurmoutable—even by the curse of death. Take a poetic trip to the underworld as the honey-voiced Orpheus pleads for the life of his love with an enjoyable audio retelling.
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In the Cyclops Cave

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
This giant's got an eye on you! Travel to the bountiful depths of the Cyclops cave with Odysseus—or Nobody—in an audio excerpt of Homer's Odyssey. Learners follow along with the text transcript of the story as they read about Odysseus's...
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Jason and Medea Part Three: Princess Medea

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Meet Medea, daughter of Aeetes in the third audio reading of this Greek myth. The listener meets the Argonauts from Medea’s perspective, and discovers her infatuation with Jason who has come to retrieve the Golden Fleece from her father....
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Jason and Medea Part Two: The Voyage to Colchis

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
The second part of Jason and the Argonauts’ journey to Colchis features a boxing match with King Amycus and the defeat of Amycus's army. But what happens when the Argonauts encounter Phineas the seer?...
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Jason and Medea Part One: The Voyage Begins

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Join Jason on his voyage across the sea to Colchis as he rounds up a group of laborers to bring back the Golden Fleece. An audio resource provides a written story and audio accompaniment to engage pupils in Jason's exciting adventures.
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The Boy Who Flew Too High

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Young readers won't fly too close to the sun after reading an engaging retelling of the story of Icarus, Daedalus, and their ill-fated wings. Class members use a written transcript to follow along to an audio reading of "The Boy Who Flew...
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Troy

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
An engaging narrator tells the tale of the Greeks and Trojans in a 19-minute audiobook that details the happenings of the Trojan War in a child-friendly manner.