Comparing Disney's Hercules with the Traditional Myth of Heracles
In this comparing two characters learning exercise, 6th graders compare Disney's Hercules with the mythical character Heracles. Students write 12 detailed complete sentence answers.
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Question Words, Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Practice asking how high and how often with grammar exercises about question words. After completing sentences and writing questions for answers that are provided, pupils work on a few activities about comparative and superlative...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia
Explore the folklore of Asia and the South Pacific with this language arts lesson series. Complementing a reading of Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia by Jan M. Mike, this resource supports learners with understanding cause and effect...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Familiarize your class with folktales and hit Common Core standards along the way. Before reading the provided short story, readers practice drawing and supporting inferences and analyzing the point of view in two short exercises. They...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Applying Ahimsa to Traditional Stories
Investigate the life of Mahatma Gandhi by researching non-violent lifestyles. Learners define the word ahimsa and discuss the personal characteristics that made Gandhi a peaceful warrior. They also create a poster about the story "The...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Your Own Original Myth
After your class has examined several Greek myths, provide an opportunity for individuals to compose their own myths. The resource includes information about mythology and heroes as well as a mythology writing prompt and related graphic...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Making Myths Based on Art Images
Learners don't necessarily create art in this instructional activity, but they do use it to inspire a descriptive story. They discuss various mythic heroes, story elements, writing conventions, and oral traditions. They view images...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts