I have made another Greek Mythology unit! This one ties perfectly with the other Greek Mythology unit I have in my store already.
Why did I create another one? Since the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, I have been looking for ways to address the standards that require the students to read and understand Greek myths and words and phrases that come from them. I have found that there are not an abundance of myths that are necessarily appropriate for fourth grade students. With this in mind, I have taken the famous myths and have rewritten them in fourth grade appropriate language. These stories are written to the "stretch" complexity levels as suggested for 4th-5th grade to ensure that students are reading rigorous texts. There are 11 myths included.
You will also find activities for using these stories in your classroom. Of all of the units and activities I do throughout the school year, this by far is my students’ favorite unit. In fact, for the past two years, my students whine and moan when I tell them that the Greek mythology unit has come to an end. That’s music to a teacher’s ears.
Implementing the Unit p. 4
Common Core Standard Alignment p. 5
The Golden Touch Story & Activities pp. 6-15
The Tangled Web & Activities pp.15-19
The Story of Medusa and Athena & Activities pp. 20-28
Perseus and Medusa & Activities pp. 29-41
Pandora’s Box & Activities pp. 42-47
Echo and Narcissus & Activities pp. 48-55
The Twelve Labors of Heracles & Activities pp. 56-63
The Trojan Horse & Activities pp. 63-68
Achilles Story & Activities pp. 69-72
Persephone and Demeter & Activities pp. 73-78
Music of the Underworld & Activities pp. 79-84
It’s All Greek to Me Poster p. 85
Story Elements Handout p. 86
Generic Venn Diagram p. 87
Somebody..Wanted Summary Organizer p. 88
Summary Stationary p. 89
Greek Mythology Poster p. 90
Allusion Cootie Catcher p. 91
Allusion Matching Game pp. 92-95
Allusions Foldable p. 96
Additional Resources pp. 97
Terms and Credits pp. 98-99
I hope that you enjoy the activities in this unit. If you are interested in checking out my other Greek Mythology unit, you can view it by clicking on the link below. I use both of these units in conjunction with each other.
Greek Mythology Unit
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Note: I used the spelling Heracles versus Hercules intentionally. Hercules refers to the Roman character. Heracles is the Greek version. Since my packet is based on Greek mythology, that is the spelling I used.