This packet contains three different games that can be used to review general Greek mythology stories. While there are many retellings of the Greek myths, with slight variation of details among them, this packet relies on the stories told in D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths.
Geared for students in grades 6 – 8, this packet offers a fun way to review previous lessons and to prepare for the National Mythology Exam given in the last week of February, hosted by Excellence Through Classics.
Games 1 and 2 include two sets of instructions on how to play the games in a team format or with students remaining at their desks. Game 3 requires students to be able to move around the room to sort themselves into answer categories prior to participating in a brief group discussion.
Game #1: Who Am I Riddles
A general Greek mythology fact recall game. In this game, students are challenged to name the mythological figure based on three or fewer clues. Each clue adds more detail to the riddle. The series of 15 riddles cover major and minor gods and mythological figures. They are based on the stories found in pages 1-108 of the D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths. Answers included.
Game #2: Greek Geek Grids
A general Greek mythology fact recall game. This game consists of three distinct game grids that can be played in consecutive rounds or used as time fillers. In this game, students must come up with one answer beginning with a specific letter for a set of categories. Categories include: Wives and Children of Zeus; Titans; Symbols in Greek Mythology; Heroes and Kings; Mythological Monsters and Animals; Geographic Locations; and Constellations. Answers included.
Game #3: Backed Into a Corner Game
An affective-critical thinking Greek mythology review game. In this game, students are challenged to make social-emotional connections to Greek mythology as they consider the moral dilemmas found in various stories. There are no right or wrong answers to this game. Everyone wins when they think through the implications of revenge and spite and can discuss their point of view in a respectful manner. Each of the 8 Corner Scenarios include a modern-day extension question to keep the conversation going.
NOTE: These games do *not* cover Greek hero myths, such as Perseus or Jason. The questions to these review games focus on general Ancient Greek gods.
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UPDATED: June 2013 to include a new cover design. All other content remains the same.