The Greeks and Romans - Pantheons Part 3: Crash Course World Mythology #9

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The Greek Titan god, Cronus, was so worried that his children were going to overthrow him that he swallowed them. Talk about overreacting! Viewers analyze the similarities between Greek and Roman myths in the ninth installment of the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology series. Scholars also delve into the pantheon of Greek gods and goddesses. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask learners to describe the differences between gods, demigods, and heroes
  • Have individuals write journal entries from the perspective of a chosen Greek god or goddess
Classroom Considerations
  • Age-restricted video includes some mature content; preview to determine suitability
Pros
  • Uses lots of humor to hold viewer interest
  • Includes a helpful chart of the parallels between Roman and Greek pantheons 
Cons
  • None