This is a fourth grade Mimio Unit for the book Tales from the Odyssey Part 1 by Mary Pope Osborne that includes 57 slides and 6 additional attachments. I used this Mimio throughout the 7 weeks I taught this text. The slides follow the book in sequence to teach students additional facts about Greek Mythology. The students will watch videos, read articles, play games, and use websites to give them the background knowledge to understand the class text. The slides include activities to compare and contrast short videos, cartoons, and even a Lego skit to the class text. It also covers the following fourth grade standards: sequencing, asking/answering questions, theme, point of view, author's purpose, research, and identify words and phrases with Greek roots. There are also opportunities for enrichment through project completion.
The 6 additional attachments include 3 Mimios that link to various websites to review myths, heroes, and gods/goddesses. The 3 other attachments are worksheets to use in class covering Greek heroes, figurative language in the text, and mythology.