This bundle contains everything you need to teach Greek Mythology to secondary students! Each short story is offered (in links to pdf files) in at least two variations for differentiated instruction:
Theseus and the Minotaur
Daedalus and Icarus
Perseus and Medusa
Trojan War Story
Activate prior knowledge with a fun 3 in a Row activity. Re-tell the story of the Titans vs. the Olympians with the Olympian Family Tree and Family Tree Teacher notes. While reading the short stories, use the decorated, Greek, short story prompts as "do-nows" or "exit slips." With parent/school permission, show the movie Troy while students follow along closely to the language of the time by tracking important quotes to cite evidence of ancient Grecian concepts. Finally, allow students the choice to be assessed how they like. 7 creative project assignments will be offered to your students for them to conduct slight independent research to produce a final project.
This bundle includes:
Greek Mythology: What do you know? 3 in a Row Activity
Olympian Family Tree with
Olympian Family Tree Teacher Notes
Greek Mythology Short Story Prompts (use based on story)
Troy Quotes Guided Follow Along (For the Movie, Troy)
Greek Mythology Creative Project Assignment
Plus with EXTRA links to:
Greek Mythology PowerPoint
Teacher Notes (pdf)
Evidence of Real Trojan War (pdf)
YouTube Clip from Hercules (Explanation of Titans vs. Olympians)
This unit is a student favorite! They love the stories and they love the activities. I also always encourage them to read AR Greek Literature (even if it is Rick Riordan)... they really eat it up... so give them a comprehensive unit including appetizer, entree, and dessert!
Supports common core with:
W.9-10.8 Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources.
W.9-10.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text.
SL.9-10.2 Integrate muktiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats.
SL.9-10.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically.
L.9-10.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases.
Your computer must be compatible to open PDF files and Smart Notebook Files.