Greek Mythology Unit Based on Common Core Standards

Nicole Shelby
Grade Levels
3rd - 4th
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Nicole Shelby


UPDATED on April 6, 2014- Same product, but just received a facelift. :) Please note this unit does not contain myths or stories.

Of all of my units, I think I am MOST proud of this one! As I have been teaching the common core standards for 4th grade this year, I noticed that there are two standards in particular that address Greek Mythology.

If your class is anything like mine, they LOVE Greek Mythology! They are all into the Percy Jackson books and The Heroes of Olympus series. So, needless to say that they were SUPER excited about this unit!

In this unit you will find:

-Teacher's Notes

-Schema chart instructional materials (to activate prior knowledge, record new learning, and misconceptions)

-Greek Myth Tree Map

-Venn Diagram to Compare/Contrast Myths (several instructional uses included)

-Greek terminology that is used in today's language (meets specifically 4th grade common core standards)

-Greek terminology (allusions) booklet for the kids to make (the allusions are from popular myths like King Midas, Pandora's Box, Hercules, etc.)

-Greek Myth Allusions Assessment

-Story Map to determine characters, main events, problem, solution, theme of myths

-12 Character Trait Maps for various mythological characters

-A "Herculean" Summary sheet to practice summarizing texts

-Directions and ideas for projects and writing activities

-Greek Mythology Trading Cards activity and rubric

-Important Poem Writing Activity

-Various planning sheets and stationery for writing activities (ideas included)

-Helpful resources and website links for materials

-Outline of how I used the materials in my classroom

-Terms and Credits page

Although I created this unit for my 4th graders, it could easily used for other grades as well.

I hope you enjoy this unit as much as my students and I have.

Check out my blog at to see pictures from this unit and a freebie.


* The clipart was especially designed for this unit by Melonheadz Illustrating.

The Common Core Standards were developed and written by the NGA.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

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