The Minotaur

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 narrated story with a text version for listening comprehension and guided reading.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners listen to the myth for homework before returning to class the next day for discussion
  • Encourage individuals and groups to illustrate the events from the myth as a comic strip or poster
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to audio equipment or headphones
  • Introduction to the audio story does not match the text introduction, but the story itself is accurate
  • Story duration is 16:04
Pros

  • Provides a downloadable file for the story
  • Includes background information for King Minos and Daedalus
Cons

  • Daedalus is spelled incorrectly once, in the second paragraph