As an alternative to vocabulary instruction or as a supplement to lessons on Greek mythology and Classical literature, I would like to offer these cultural literacy lessons for your consideration.
This product contains notes and examples of allusions for the following ancient Greek gods and goddesses:
Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Dionysus, Eros, Hades, Hephaestus, Hera, Hermes, Hestia, Pan, Persephone, Poseidon, and Zeus
It also includes notes and examples of allusions for the following characters and places from Greek mythology:
Achilles, Adonis, Bellerophon, Cassandra, Cerberus, Charon, Daedalus, the Danaides, Daphne, Endymion, the Fates, the Furies, the Graces, Harpies, Helen of Troy, Heracles, Hypnos, Icarus, Labyrinth, the Minotaur, the Muses, Orpheus, Paris, Perseus, Psyche, the Sirens, Sisyphus, Styx, Tantalus, Tartarus, Thanatos, and Theseus
It also includes notes and examples of the following philosophies:
Altruism, Anarchism, Cynicism, Egoism, Existentialism, Feminism, Hedonism, Nihilism, Solipsism, Stoicism, Transhumanism, and Utilitarianism
This pack contains definitions and examples of the following Greek/Latin root words:
anthrop, arch, bell(i), carn, cide / cise, corp, counter, cred, dem, fid, fract / frag, mal, mand, medi, mon, mort, nat, necr(o), omni, para, pater / patr(i), pel / puls, phil(o), port, rupt, scrib / script, tort, vers / vert, vince / vic, and vor / vour
This pack contains definitions and examples of the following logical fallacies:
Ad Hominem, Ambiguity Fallacy, Appeal to Anonymous Authority, Appeal to Common Belief, Argument by Emotive Language, False Cause, False Dilemma, Hasty Generalization, Nirvana Fallacy, Reductio ad Hitlerum, Slippery Slope, Special Pleading, Straw Man, Weak Analogy, and Wishful Thinking
In addition to the notes themselves, this pack also includes a PowerPoint presentation for each week and quizzes for each week's lesson.