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Mythical Creatures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What a creative way to explore mythology in your classroom. Learners create their own mythological creatures after identifying key elements. They design a creature and describe its appearance, its nature (aggressive, shy, peaceful), and...
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Mythical Monsters

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students design mythical creatures and write poems about them. They take digital pictures of their artwork and create a digital picture book. They record their readings of the poetry to be added a class recording.
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The BFG Novel Study

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Dragons, unicorns, and mermaids are just a few of the legendary creatures readers find in ancient folklore. Pupils research a mythical being similar to the giant from Roald Dahl's novel The BFG. Scholars also complete vocabulary,...
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Universal Myths and Symbols: Animal Creatures and Creation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the role of mythology in their own lives. After reading stories, they discover the various theories on the origins of the universe and compare the symbols used by different cultures. To end the lesson, they research a...
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Designing A Mythical Creature

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study mythology and why human cultures require them.  In this investigating myths lesson students design a creature that fits an explanation of a natural phenomena then demonstrate the concept of "myth" and "legend".
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October:Holy Gargoyles!

For Teachers K - 8th
Students experience and participate in making mythic creatures during a study in architecture history and spooky sculpture for Halloween. They interact with the subject of gargoyles and the creation of their own gargoyles, ghosts and...
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Mythical Beasts

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students explore literature and art forms containing creatures that are part human and part animal, such as the Greek Sphinx, Neptune, or the Green Centaur. Individually, students write a poem or short story to create a character with...
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Breaking News

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students organize a newspaper article using a worksheet that helps them study the vocabulary of news articles. They write newspaper articles about mythical creatures invading contemporary Los Angeles.
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The Chronicles of Narnia: A - Z

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students learn about the animals, mythical creatures, habitats, food, and more for the book series The Chronicles of Narnia. In this The Chronicles of Narnia lesson plan, students learn about something that starts with each letter of the...
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Holy Gargoyles!

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students create their own gargoyles. In this gargoyle lesson, students discover the history behind this mythical creature and new vocabulary words that go with it. They create a gargoyle from clay by looking at examples of real ones. 
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Creature Creation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore the characteristics of dragons as represented in the myths of cultures around the world. They create their own mythical dragons by hybridizing two creatures with desirable traits and writing stories about their...
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Creating New Forms of Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Although not particularly educational, here is a creative group activity in which high school biologists will use their imaginations to create a new life form combining characteristics from existing life forms. Each group must come up...
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The Search for Delicious: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Have you ever gone looking for one thing but ended up discovering something else? That is exactly what happened to Gaylen, a character in The Search for Delicious. Gaylen begins looking for a food to label as delicious, but discoveres...
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Early Myths of Flight

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore mythology by researching the Internet. In this history of flight instructional activity, students view websites discussing the first recorded flight and the mythological creatures that people suspected could fly....
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The Dragon of Brog: Stereotyping and Discrimination Social Justice Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 2nd
Stereotyping and discrimination are explored in this social justice activity.  Students listen to the book Dragon of Brog, in which mythical characters experience discrimination. Then, they sculpt a magical character out of plasticene...
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"Newimals"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's fun to dream up crazy or new types of animals. Let your students' dream animals become a reality by engaging them in a fun photo manipulation activity that requires them to synthesize two images, match colors, textures, and shapes...
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Mountain of Myths

For Teachers 2nd
Students listen to mythical stories about Greek Mythology. In this myths lesson plan, students actively listen to myths, examine why it would be a myth and analyze the characters in the stories.
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Writing a Story

For Teachers K - 2nd
A terrific and meaningful presentation on story writing awaits your class. This really is a good one! Young writers are led through a series of slides that do a terrific job of teaching story elements, but the slides also stimulate their...
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"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" Speech

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
What kind of rhetorical devices did Patrick Henry use in his famous speech that convinced the colony of Virginia to organize a militia and fight in the American Revolution? Pupils analyze the speech text and then discuss what it takes to...
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The Importance of Being Earnest

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
No lesson on Oscar Wilde is complete without The Importance of Being Earnest! Review key details from the plot of Wilde's famous work with a helpful crossword puzzle.
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Study Guide for Tuck Everlasting

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt is a classic novel that readers have enjoyed for years. Resources within the study guide such as discussion and guided reading questions, extension activities, and graphic organizers aid comprehension...
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Creating New Forms of Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are asked to use their imaginations to take the idea of biotechnology one step further. Before beginning this activity students read and complete a report on the book "Jurassic Park," which deals with the use of...
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Tillya Tepe Gold Ornaments and Accessories

For Teachers K - 12th
Children of all ages consider the cultural, social, and economic implications of artifacts found along the Silk Road. They'll examine and discuss a Tillya Tepe ornament made in ancient Afghanistan. After fully analyzing the ornament's...
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An Overview of the European Union, Eurozone, and the European Debt Crisis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This is a solid introduction to the European Union and the debt crisis of the late 2000s through 2012. Class members watch a PowerPoint, take notes, read passages, answer questions, and work in groups to write a fable that illustrates a...

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