Greek Mythology 4-Week Unit Bundle: The Myths of Creation for Grades 7-12

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    All-In-One Myths of Creation Unit Bundle PDF (Includes Unit Pacing Calendar!)


    What are myths of creation? What are the Greek Myths of creation from Ovid, Hesiod, and Homer? Who were the Titans? Prometheus? Pandora? Engage middle and high school students with a comprehensive 4-week unit. And more!

    • This resource is optimized for distance learning. The product includes a durable Google Apps link. Access and modify this resource for student-use on Google Classroom and other classroom management sites.

    Use this Digital Download for a Four-Week English Language Arts Unit

    Using my tested-in-the-classroom resources, your kids will want to discuss the primordial questions of existence, where we come from and where we are going, myths of origin, Pandora's box, and more! So I have loaded this resource with dozens reading cards and hundreds of questions that will get your students talking, writing, and wondering!

    Common Core Standards: This resource aligns well with the reading literature standard: "Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new."

    This Bundled Unit on Creation Myths Includes the Following Features:

    • 1 Teacher's 4-week Unit Calendar
      • Follow the pacing calendar to stay organized. Start with background knowledge, places, and geography, engage students in group reading with custom-made reading cards, and quiz your class with trivia-style questions.
    • Lesson 1: What Is Myth?
    • Lesson 2: The Titan Gods of Creation
    • Lesson 3: What is a Creation Myth?
    • Lesson 4: The Oldest Greek Myth of Creation — The Pelasgian Myth
    • Lesson 5: Creation Myths from Homer and the Orphic Tradition
    • Lesson 6: The Standard Olympian Creation Myth
    • Lesson 7: Two Philosophical Myths of Creation from Ovid and Hesiod
    • Vocabulary Extension: Frayer Model Set
    • 7 Key Characters and Places Worksheets
      • Orient your learners by identifying the key characters and the geographical location of the story.
    • A Bank of Hundreds of Trivia-style Questions about the earliest Greek creation myth, Pandora, Prometheus, The Titans, and More.
      • After your students engage in the reading cards, test their knowledge with a custom-made question set.
    • 3-Box Notetaking Template — Embed accountability into the lesson by having students annotate the text cards with notes, questions, and a summary of what they've read and comprehended.
    • Frayer Model Vocabulary Template (with student sample)
      • Frayer models are a way to get kids to think about vocabulary visually in a four-section square —- A square for meaning, one for examples, another for non-examples, and a sketch. It is amazing to see the work they produce. A great way to decorate your classroom to showcase your kids' vocabulary-in-text understanding.
        • Fill out the cards to contain terms, Greek and Latin roots, and challenging words (as well as contextual entries fit to the story).
    • 7 Half-Sheet 3-2-1 Exit Ticket
      • Exit tickets are a way to get data about your students' understanding of the lesson right before the class is finished. Collect these exit tickets and quickly see what ideas your students took away from reading and discussing the myth.
    • 3 Further Reading Lists
      • Don't disregard this further reading list if you think it is merely a bibliography. Share the list with your students or have them do projects based on the research that is available. Assign different sources to students and organize presentations where learning can go deeper into Ancient Greek cosmology.
    • Answer Keys for all student-facing documents
      • Teachers always ask for answer keys for my products so I made sure I gave you plenty of guidance on what to expect from students in their written and oral responses.

    Bonus: FREEBIE Mythology Pre-Test

    I created this resource with secondary students in mind. It is designed for an English Language Arts Mythology unit —

    • For any myth-related unit!
    • On topics including — cosmology, creation myths (cosmogonic myths), myths of origins, and Ancient Greek history and society.
    • Use this resource as a stand-alone lesson or, pair it with a larger unit on Myth, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, The Theogony of Hesiod, Robert Graves's Greek Myths, or Edith Hamilton's Mythology, or Parallel Myths by J.F. Bierlein.

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    Total Pages
    123 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    1 month
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
    Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
    Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (e.g., Auden’s “Musée des Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus).
    Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.


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