Following the Common Core Curriculum Map for Third Grade Unit 6 from Commoncore.org, this three week unit focuses on the theme Giants and Gods of Mythology. I extended this theme to include Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome and the Olympics
Activities for reading, language, poetry and writing are included for these third grade standards:
Focus Standards: RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5, RL.6, RL.10, RI.1, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5, RI.7, RI.10, RF.4.a, RF4.b, SL.1.a, SL.1.b, SL.1c, SL.1.d, SL.2, SL.4, SL.5, SL.6, L.1, L.2, L.4.a, W.2, W.4, W.10
This packet has 110 pages, 15 pages of Teacher Information (Unit outline and activity directions), 83 pages of student activities and 12 answer keys.
P 1-15 Teacher information and directions
Integrated Activity with Informational and Literary Text
Informational texts: Ancient Greece and the Olympics (Osborne), Ancient Rome and Pompeii (Osborne)
Literary Text: The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus (Aliki), Favorite Greek Myths (Osborne)
Roman Myths (McCaughrean), Greek Gods and Heroes (Low)
Students research to learn about Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Myths from these cultures and the Olympics. (no content information is included in this unit)
P. 16-27 Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome Folder Project
-includes student friendly instructions for the seven mini-books that go in this double wide manila folder.
-Daily Life shutter fold book, comparing the homes, clothing, education, marketplaces, and family life in these two ancient cultures.
-Gods and Goddesses top staple book, students write information about gods and goddesses from mythology
-Favorite Myths top staple book, students read or listen to myths (not included in this unit) and then write summaries for their favorite myths.
-2 Architecture Inside Outside mini-books, students draw pictures to show four important structures from Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome
-2 Olympic Games flip books, comparing the when, where, who, how and what of the ancient and modern games.
P.28-37 Literary Text: The One-Eyed Giant by Mary Pope Osborne
-Word Splash activity for each chapter. Students use chapter vocabulary to write predictions and summarize the chapter. Suggested responses is included.
P. 38-41 Odysseus’ Journey, students write the key details and main idea for the 4 major settings from the story. Answer key is included.
-Teacher directions for guided discussion and video presentation of the poem “The Adventures of Isabel”, by Ogden Nash
P. 42 Poem Request form, students choose a poem, prepare a prop and present the poem during an optional Olympic Festival.
P. 43-77 Academic Olympics Training, students review/practice language skills to prepare for a class competition. There are 3 or 4 practice sheets for each of these 5 areas; Parts of Speech, Sentences, Plurals and Possessives, Punctuation and Capitals, and Prefixes and Suffixes. Answer keys are provided.
P. 78-106 Academic Olympics, sets of question cards, 10 for each of the 5 areas mentioned above. Students write responses on recording sheet, teams choose one answer to show. Teams can be awarded gold, silver or bronze medals (included in the packet).
P. 107-109 Olympic Poster, students research, collect notes on Note Wheels and create a poster to compare and contrast the ancient and modern Olympic Games.
P. 110 Invitation to the Olympic Festival, teacher pages have suggestions for having an Olympic Festival to celebrate the learning projects in this unit.
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Giants and Gods of Mythology
by Debbie Crockett
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