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357 resources with the concept mythology

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Telling Stories Through Creative Drama

For Teachers K - 4th
Students examine fairy tales. As an introductory activity, students play the statue game. In groups, they write statements that tell the plot of the story. Using props, and without voices, students retell the story by creating...
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Exploring & Creating Mythology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils read and compare mythological stories from ancient cultures from around the world. In small groups they read a myth and present the storyline and themes to the class, and write an original mythological story of their own creation...
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Creation Myths from the Net and Kid Pix Slide Shows

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders read creation myths from the Internet and other resource books. They discuss and graph the primary elements found in creation myths. They then story map several of the myths.
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Stuff Gods Are Made Of

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine different myths of various cultures around the world. Using artwork, they discuss the artistic designs and develop hypothesize about their importance. They use the internet to research myths they are aware of and share...
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Take Me to the Stars!

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders utilize research skills to investigate a constellation. They identfiy basic constellations in the night sky. Students construc a model of a planetarium and discuss it's limitations. They relate mythology to the early...
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Legends in a local region

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students locate information about a legendary person or place, locate legends in their locale, create a description and drawing of their legendary person or place, exchange their description with another student, and recreate the other...
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The Gods of Ancient Egypt

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research Ancient Egyptian gods and their functions. Using the internet, 8th graders explore Ancient Egyptian history. Using computer technology (Photo Story or PowerPoint), students create a presentation. They explain...
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Cultivating Legends

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research individuals considered to be icons. After reading an article about Sylvia Plath, they create written analyses about them along with visual representations. Students discover the differences between icons and heroes.
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Digital Photography and Mythology

For Teachers K - 7th
Students use digital photography to create an exhibition based on a myth that is presented in a piece of classical art. They interpret a print of the myth motif artwork, read a text-selection of the myth then design and photograph a...
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Mythopoly: Where in the World Is Odysseus?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study Greek mythology. Among other activities, they evaluate a work of art and discuss the influence, significance, and history as it pertains to mythology. As a culminating activity they create a board game that shows their...
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Myth-Conceptions

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine the myths and misconceptions surrounding early European colonists in the New World. They analyze images, artwork, and media relating to the early colonists and discuss their accuracy.
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Dramatizing Folktales, Legends and Myths

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students read different folktales from Native American cultures. They work together to act out different scenes. They discover the difference between folktales, legends and myths.
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The Queen of Sheba

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discuss various versions of the myth of The Queen of Sheba and the basic characteristics of myths. They research how different cultures interpret the story and include it in their religious beliefs. They create projects about...
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Myth, Legend and Folklore

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners examine the role of myths and folklore in the Native American culture. They listen to examples of oral history and write their own. They share their story with the class.
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Superman: Modern Mythology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss what characteritics belong to a hero. They examine different mythological stories and identify the theme of each. They compare and contrast the origin of Superman to the mythological stories and report their findings to...
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A Mountain of Myths

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners examine myths and the reverse of the Colorado quarter. They define myth, view and discuss a transparency of the Colorado Quarter Reverse, and create a myth to explain the formation of a landform in Colorado.
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Solar Eclipses

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the stages of a solar eclipse as a result of the rotation and revolution of the Earth. The myths that evolved through a variety of cultures about this event are also examined.
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Fantasy, Fables, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students identify the differences between fantasies, fables, myths, legends and fairy tales. In groups, they create their own versions of the different genres. They practice identifying the examples, as well.
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Daily Life of the Caddo Indians

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research Caddo culture and present their findings to classmates. They suggest meanings of the Caddo Indian Turkey Dance. They draw illustrations for their presentations.
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The Greek Creation Myth

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are introduced to Greek mythology. They create a timeline of events in small groups.
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The Vikings

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research and explore Viking culture, distinguishing between fact and fiction, and examine their contribution to our society.
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Folklore and Culture

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the four kinds of folklore in this seven lesson unit. Through reading a variety of legends, muths, fables, and folklores the concepts pf the lessons are synthesized byStudents.
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Legends of the Fifth

For Teachers 5th
Students explore the the legends and myths of the Orient, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas in this six lessons unit. Different cultures and belief systems of the inhabitants of these areas are examined through storytelling techniques.
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Ocean Mythology

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine Greek and Roman mythology concerning the oceans and humankind's relationship with them, and create presentations to share with classmates.