The Myth of Arachne and Athena

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The tale of Arachne is spun for viewers of a short video that details the fate of the beautiful, vain, young spinner who challenged Athena and was caught in the web of her arrogance.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • The video provides a perfect opportunity to introduce young artists to the crafts of carding, spinning and weaving
  • Assign the video, the comprehension check, and the research links as homework, saving class time for discussion 
Classroom Considerations

  • Presumes class members are familiar the Greek gods and goddesses
Pros

  • The question of who won is left open for discussion
Cons

  • None
Common Core