Middle School Mythology Unit - Distance Learning Compatible

Grade Levels
6th - 9th
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50 - plus Google Slides
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This 50-page unit is designed to teach middle school students about the purposes, elements, and characteristics of mythology. Lessons center around:

1. Pourquoi Tales - Myths to explain why things are the way they are

2. Myths to explain natural phenomena

3. Origin Stories - Myths to explain the creation of the world

4. Greek Mythology - The Olympian Gods

UPDATED: Now includes a Google Slides version that can be used with distance learning.

The unit includes:

- a unit overview of suggested topics and assignments

- elements of mythology handout

- vocabulary handout

- Pourquoi Tales handout

-STORY: Why Elephants have Long Trunks

-STORY: Why Rabbits have Short Tails

-Myths to Explain Natural Phenomena Handout

-STORY: Pele

-STORY: Hephaestus

Myths to teach a moral lesson handout

- STORY: Pandora's Box

-STORY: Daughter of a Star

-Myth analysis worksheet

Origin Stories Handout

-STORY: Origin of Titans and Gods

-Myth analysis worksheet (with answer key)

-Olympian gods overview handout

-5 pages of information and pictures of all 14 Olympian Gods

-Olympian Gods Information Organizer Chart (with answer key)

-Olympian Gods Biopoem assignment

-Invent an Olympian project with 3 different project ideas (Olympian Instagram Page, Create a Comic Strip, Write a Myth), each with a planning page and a suggested marking rubric. Your students can do one, or all three.

-Mythology unit test (with answer key)

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Total Pages
50 - plus Google Slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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