The Myth of Icarus and Daedalus

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Greek myths take center stage in a short video that not only revisits the of tragic fates of Daedalus and his son Icarus, but also explains the roles King Minos, his wife Pasiphae, and the Minotaur played in a cautionary tale of human hubris.

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Instructional Ideas

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Classroom Considerations

  • The representation of Pasiphae's seduction of King Mino's prize bull is graphic; preview the video to determine if it's appropriate to your learning situation

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