A great way to learn about Greek mythology! Here is an example of the type of activities available in this product:
Select one myth or legend and write a summary of the story first. Then explain its elements as a myth or legend with examples from the story to support the elements you find. Imagine you can interview one of the ancient gods or goddesses introduced in the video. Which one would you most like to meet? What questions would you ask? Imagine how the god or goddess might reply to your answers.
This works very well with the Common Core Standards in that for grade 8 students must be able to see how other literature and stories are created from these ancient myths.
For the videos, use YouTube video clips for an introduction to Greek mythology. The History Channel is a great resource. Some of these activities require students to conduct mini research and small writingassignments to do the activity, which is another Common Core Standard for grade 8. I hope you enjoy watching students learn about Greek mythology in a more creative way.