Through Montage of Mythology, students will immerse themselves in an exciting study of world mythology through analyzing various cultures’ myths with regard to a set list of generalizations. In addition, given a project menu, students will utilize learning contracts as they complete higher-level activities that allow them to delve deeper into an aspect of mythology.
After finishing the unit, students will understand that
1. Mythology was written to either explain nature, entertain or teach a moral lesson.
2. Mythology teaches how a group of people developed a particular social system with its many customs and ways of life.
3. Mythology of various cultures helps to explain the differences and similarities between the cultures.
4. Mythology aids in understanding why people behave as they do.
5. Religion is an important element of mythology.
Included in this unit:
1. Mythology generalization chart
2. Two mythology timetables for student planning for grade-level and accelerated students.
3. Mythology reading log for student tracking
4. Reader response journals with higher-level prompts
5. Two Montage of Mythology: A Delectable Delicacy Menus at grade level and above
6. Montage of Mythology customer order form
8. Extensive list of print and Internet resources
Montage of Mythology is directly aligned with the Common Core and meets the following standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.2 Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7 Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.9 Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.