The Labours of Heracles Part 1

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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 version of Heracles's mythical adventures.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Play for class members during a unit on Greek or Roman mythology
  • Have learners create a storyboard or comic book about the tasks of Hercules, or encourage them to write a skit depicting their favorite task
Classroom Considerations
  • Part one of two recordings that describe all 12 tasks; clicking on the story headers brings readers to the text version of each section
  • Some words are spelled in a traditionally British way
  • First part of the recording is just under 18 minutes long
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Provides a way to download the story to play offline
  • Easy to navigate through the text part of the story
  • None