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357 resources with the concept mythology

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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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The Greek Myth of Talos, the First Robot

For Students 6th - 12th
A short video introduces viewers to the Greek myth of Talos, the first robot. The story also connects Talos to the myth of Jason, Medea, and the argonauts.
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The Egyptian Myth of Isis and the Seven Scorpions

For Students 6th - 12th
You don't step on Superman's cape, and you don't slam the door in the face of an old woman flanked by seven giant scorpions! Find out why in a short retelling of an Egyptian myth about Isis.
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The Legend of Annapurna, Hindu Goddess of Nourishment

For Students 6th - 12th
The legend of Annapurna, Hindu Goddess of Nourishment, is a complex tale that incorporates some of Hinduism's basic beliefs. In this version of the tale, Parvati, wife of Shiva, represents energy, growth, and transformation and brings...
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The Chronicles of Narnia

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia is about far more than the adventures of a group of children in an imaginary kingdom. Find out what else it's about in a short Great American Read video.
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The Maya Myth of the Morning Star

For Students 6th - 12th
The Mayan Myth of the Morning Star is not only a tale of fraternal jealousy but also an astronomy story based on the Mayan calendar and the movements of the planets and the sun. Check out an amazing animated video that details the myth.
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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...
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The Chinese Myth of the White Snake and the Meddling Monk

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Chinese myth of Bai Su Zhen and her husband Xu Xian pits the pair against the meddling monk Fa Hai. Follow along with a short animated version of the story.
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The Chinese Myth of the Immortal White Snake

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Do you believe in true love? Could you love a monster? What would you sacrifice for someone you love? An ancient Chinese myth poses these cosmic questions in a retelling of "The Myth of the Immortal White Snake."
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The Aztec Myth of the Unlikeliest Sun God

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How did the sun arrive in the sky? Learners watch a short film that describes the myth of Nanahuatl, a weak Aztec god who sacrificed himself to become the fifth sun for his people.
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The Irish Myth of the Giant's Causeway

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When an Irish giant and a Scottish giant face off in a mythical duel, it is a cunning woman who determines the outcome with her clever tricks. Introduce viewers to geomythology—myths that explain the occurrence of natural features—with...
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Mythical Language and Idiom: Crash Course World Mythology #41

For Students 7th - 12th
Learning about mythological idioms can be quite an odyssey. The 41st and final installment in the Crash Course World Mythology series makes the topic manageable and interesting. Scholars explore the language of mythology and investigate...
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Witches and Hags: Crash Course World Mythology #39

For Students 7th - 12th
Where did the term nightmare originate? According to Norse mythology, hags (known as "mares") come at night and are responsible for bad dreams. Scholars explore the topic further using the 39th of 41 videos in the Crash Course World...
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Cities of Myth: Crash Course World Mythology #35

For Students 9th - 12th
Grab a compass and road map ... it's time to explore some mythological cities! With the 35th video of 41 from the Crash Course World Mythology series, viewers meet two characters from Roman mythology, Romulus and Remus. Scholars also...
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Mythical Trees: Crash Course World Mythology #34

For Students 7th - 12th
Hopefully scholars won't make like a tree and leave before watching the 34th video in the Crash Course World Mythology series. Pupils analyze stories about mythical trees from Biblical, Norse, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions. In addition,...
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The Epic of Gilgamesh: Crash Course World Mythology #26

For Students 9th - 12th
Meet a scary demon named Humbaba in the 26th installment of the 41-episode Crash Course World Mythology series. Scholars learn about The Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient Mesopotamian poem. Viewers also consider how the epic relates to...
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The Apocalypse: Crash Course World Mythology #23

For Students 7th - 12th
Beasts, dragons, natural disasters ... modern-day zombie thrillers just don't measure up to ancient apocalypse stories! The 23rd video from the Crash Course World Mythology series is all about the end of days. Scholars learn about...
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Hermes and Loki and Tricksters Part 2: Crash Course World Mythology #21

For Students 7th - 12th
Cunning characters are so much fun, and that's no trick! The 21stt video in the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology series discusses how tricksters are culture heroes. Pupils learn about the trickster gods Hermes, from Greece, and Loki,...
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Tricksters: An Introduction: Crash Course World Mythology #20

For Students 9th - 12th
From Bart Simpson to Bugs Bunny to Jack Sparrow, people love a good trickster. With the 20th video from the Crash Course World Mythology series, scholars explore the mythological trickster archetype. Viewers also listen to the story of...
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Yu the Engineer and Flood Stories from China: Crash Course World Mythology #17

For Students 7th - 12th
Ancient China is flooded with myths about deluges. Scholars explore Chinese flood myths using the 17th video from the Crash Course World Mythology series. Learners meet an emperor named Yu the Engineer, who worked tirelessly to end...
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Theories of Myth: Crash Course World Mythology #12

For Students 7th - 12th
The 12th installment from the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology series addresses the topic of interpreting myths. Viewers learn all about the theories of myths according to philosophers like Plato, Tertullian, and Clement. 
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African Pantheons and the Orishas: Crash Course World Mythology #11

For Students 7th - 12th
Ogiyan is the African god of crushed cassava—how specific! Using the 11th video from the Crash Course World Mythology series, scholars learn about African pantheons. They explore some of the orishas from the myths of the Yoruba religion...
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Creation from the Void: Crash Course World Mythology #2

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
How did people from ancient civilizations make sense of the world around them? The second installment of the Crash Course World Mythology series explores the creation of the universe. Scholars learn about the creation myths associated...
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Freud, Jung, Luke Skywalker, and the Psychology of Myth: Crash Course World Mythology #40

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
How were modern thinkers influenced by ancient mythology? Scholars investigate the topic with the 40th of 41 videos in the Crash Course World Mythology series. Viewers meet two psychologists, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, and learn about...