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Core Knowledge Foundation

Greek Myths Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A unity covers Greek mythology through read-alouds and activities. Fourteen lessons share a new story that pupils discuss, then complete word work and extension opportunities. Topics include the gods of Mount Olympus, Hercules, and more.
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MENSA Education & Research Foundation

It’s Greek to Me: Greek Mythology

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's no myth: this packet on Greek mythology is an excellent addition to your social studies curriculum. With writing activities, such as short answer responses and biopoems, and reading activities, which include creation stories and...
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Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

Comparative Mythology and the Common Core

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Use comparative mythology to make myths relevant for readers and help prepare them for rigorous Common Core texts.
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Curated OER

Look in the Mythic Mirror: I've Got Rhythm!

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners explore the relationships between music, poetry, and visual art. Using the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, pupils develop an awareness of the compositional elements of the Classical style, and the aesthetic effects of those...
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Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

How To Demystify Mythology for Your Learners

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Use visual aids and live performances to help connect ancient myths to human emotions.
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Curated OER

Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce the concept of myths to your class. Using the link to "Myths Around the World," read a story aloud and have learners list characteristics of a myth. Readers then choose their own myths from the site and work in groups to answer...
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Curated OER

"No News Like Ancient News"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Want to know more about Ancient history? Young historians will read a minimum of two web sites to complete the chart "Residents of Olympus". They choose one Greek god or goddess to research. This could be a small group activity or...
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Curated OER

HIV and AIDS: Rights & Responsibilities

For Teachers 8th
Address myths and stereotypes surrounding HIV and AIDS in this lesson plan. Students discuss how the disease is transmitted, how to properly apply a condom, and how to handle real life situations. Note: A number of extension activities,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Pregnancy

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Dispel the many myths and misunderstandings for teens regarding pregnancy. Health students discuss the reproductive system, how conception occurs, and review new information through an excellent in-class game. Some wonderful blackline...
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Interactive
Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Archetypes, Motifs, and Plot in Drama (English II Reading)

For Students 10th Standards
The second interactive in a series of 10 introduces young scholars to character archetypes, archetypal plot patterns, and archetypal motifs, including the use of color. Learners read passages explaining the term and study examples from...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

The Metamorphoses and Modern Poetry: A Comparison of Mythic Characters

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To gain an appreciation of the power of point of view, class members compare Ovid's version of the myth of "Orpheus and Eurydice" with that used by H.D. in her poem, "Eurydice." Individuals then craft a reflection in which they use...
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Activity
University of California

Religious Influences

For Teachers 6th Standards
While the Roman empire often conjures up images of soldiers and emperors, its culture was more complex. Using primary sources, including ancient historians and pictures of artifacts, pupils consider the religious influences on Roman...
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Livaudais-Baker English Classroom

Lord of the Flies

For Teachers 9th Standards
Packed with activities, projects, and assessments, first-time instructors and seasoned veterans will find much to like in this overview of a nine-part unit based on William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies.
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Performance
Curated OER

Creative God or Goddess

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who causes sinkholes? Or acid rain? High schoolers try their hand at myth-making as individuals create a god or goddess responsible for the modern-day phenomenon. They introduce their deity in an essay that reveals the name, parentage,...
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EngageNY

Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Writing an Analytical MiniEssay about Mythological Elements and Theme

For Teachers 6th Standards
Two is company. Scholars pair up to continue their mini essay writing from the previous instructional activity. They work on their introduction and conclusion paragraphs and then trade partners for peer feedback and a fresh set of eyes...
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EngageNY

Drafting an Analytical Mini-Essay: Using Partner Talk and Graphic Organizers to Guide Thinking

For Teachers 6th Standards
Moving on up ... Scholars take a look at how the author of the model essay Elements of Mythology and Theme of Cronus moved up in the writing process from a graphic organizer to an essay. After walking through the writing process of the...
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EngageNY

Analyzing Details in “Prometheus” for Elements of Mythology and Theme

For Teachers 6th Standards
Well isn't that clever? Scholars read Prometheus, a tale describes the clever Greek god and trickster. They tune into details and complete graphic organizers that reveal the theme of the text. 
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EngageNY

Exploring Allusions to Myths in The Lightning Thief: Close Reading Part 1 of “Prometheus”

For Teachers 6th Standards
It's all just an allusion. Scholars learn the meaning of allusion and read an allusion in The Lightning Thief. Learners gather in their triads and discuss questions from the text to take a close look at vocabulary words and choose an...
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EngageNY

Connecting Literary and Informational Texts: Cronus and “The Key Elements of Mythology”

For Teachers 6th Standards
Is there a connection? Scholars work to make connections between Myth of Cronus and The Key Elements of Mythology. First, they circle important words in the text and look for similarities. They then revisit the concept of theme and...
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EngageNY

Building Vocabulary: Working with Words about the Key Elements of Mythology

For Teachers 6th Standards
Build vocabulary one word at a time. Scholars work to create word models to describe the key elements of myths. After viewing and discussing glossaries, they begin working in triads on their models that include the word, synonyms,...
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EngageNY

What Makes a Myth a Myth? Comparing “Cronus” and “Shrouded in Myth”

For Teachers 6th Standards
Scholars complete a Venn diagram to compare and contrast Cronus and Shrouded in Myth. Learners work in their triads to write similarities and differences on sticky notes. They then take a look at the text The Key Elements of Mythology to...
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

What's This?: Mythic Creatures

For Students 6th - 12th
Fantastic beasts, and where to find them, are featured in a resource that offers images of real animals that just might have given rise to some of mythic creatures of legend.
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

Mythic Creatures Challenge

For Students 6th - 12th
Mythic creatures and where to find them is the subject of an engaging interactive resource. Young anthropologists click on a bright red X on a world map to see an image of and learn the stories of 15 legendary creatures.
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Unit Plan
Pardee Home Museum

Geography of Alaska

For Teachers 5th
A unit on the 49th state covers a variety of topics from the geography of Alaska to Native American myths.  Academics work to analyze information found in primary source materials including old newspaper articles and artifacts. Young...