The Wheelie People

Do you believe in soulmates? You may after listening to the Greek story of "The Wheelie People," which depicts the mythological change from double-people creatures who are split into two beings, forever doomed to scour the earth for their other halves.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members draw what they believe the wheelie people look like
  • Encourage partners or groups to retell the story as a dramatic skit or illustrated storyboard
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to the Internet and audio equipment

  • Audio format makes the story accessible for multiple reading levels
  • Plato's complex language has been rewritten in a more modern dialect to aid comprehension

  • None