Greek Mythology and Native American legends may seem like the two very different genres, with little to no similarities, but you'd be wrong! This DIGITAL project asks students to compare myths and legends from two very different cultures, finding both the similarities and differences. Through this common core linked project, students will read two myths, one about the Greek Myth, Medusa, and the other an Iroquois or Haudenosaunee legend called, "The No-Faced Doll."
★★★This set is also available in the DIGITAL GROWING BUNDLE!
★★★This is a digital resource, which means that this can be used with Google Classroom or Google Drive. You receive a link here so you can copy this project into your own Google Drive and then share it out with your students. ★★★
This pack includes:
*A student page explaining the reading and writing task.
*An introduction to myths and legends, including key terminology students must know before completing this assignment (including hamartia- tragic flaws in characters).
*Four Text-dependent questions for each of the myths (8 questions total).
*Three graphic organizers- (theme, hamartia, compare/contrast, and a four square organizer to plan the writing process).
*A digital buddy edit page.
Through this activity, students are addressing many common core standards of Reading Literature, including to make connections across cultural texts.
I hope your kids have as much fun as my kids did with this assignment!!
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