Lesson Plan

It’s Greek to Me: Greek Mythology

This It’s Greek to Me: Greek Mythology lesson plan also includes:

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 descriptions of different gods and goddesses, the lessons are a great way to bring the ancient Greeks to life.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • An excellent opportunity for a cross-curricular project between social studies and language arts
  • Send home parts of the lesson for homework projects
  • Create stations in your classroom, each featuring a different activity, for small groups to rotate through
  • Culminate your lesson and your unit on Greek mythology with a class party on Mount Olympus, and encourage learners to come dressed as different gods and goddesses
  • Have your class keep their completed gods and goddesses chart in a reference binder to access when necessary during your Greek mythology unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Though the lesson is designed for gifted learners, it is applicable (and fun) for learners in mainstream classes as well
  • Many of the worksheets are in color; consider printing in color and laminating the reference sheets for multiples uses
  • Passages are written more colloquially for middle schoolers, making the material more accessible
  • Includes a rubric for straightforward assessment
  • Addresses several reading skills, including comprehension, application, synthesis, and comparing and contrasting
  • Provides a list of online and print materials to expand the lesson
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