Andromeda and Perseus

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 Andromeda and the slaying of Medusa.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners retell another myth from a different character's perspective
  • Extend the story with a lesson on the death of Perseus
  • Before listening, ask the class what they know of Andromeda to see if they are familiar with the constellation
Classroom Considerations
  • If you plan to provide examples of famous paintings of Andromeda throughout history, be aware that most artwork depicts her as naked
  • Provides a lot of exposition about the origins of both title characters; consider pairing these parts with the attached guide to Greek gods and creatures
  • Story duration is just under 27 minutes
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  • Told from the point of view of Andromeda, lending a uniquely female perspective to the Greek myth
  • Uses language that makes the story accessible to readers of all level
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