This year-long unit features mythology from eight regions--ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Celtic and Northern Europe, Greece and Rome, Africa, the Far East, the Americas, and Australia and the Pacific Islands. Each region contains common core standards, a unit overview, essential questions, information presentation with background for that region, a notes page, and reading worksheet. Region presentations feature hundreds of colorful pictures to tie in with the text. Mini units are also included for epic works of literature from those regions--The Labors of Heracles, the Odyssey, the Iliad, the Aeneid, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Sunjata, the Ramayana, Sigurd the Volsung, King Arthur, and Beowulf. Each epic mini-unit contains a unit overview with summary and character list, reading questions, writing prompts, quiz, and pre- and post-reading activities (such as class debates, webquests, writing assignments, scene re-enactments, and drawing activities). The unit also includes after reading activities to be used with any of the stories--Cliffs notes, movie poster, character interview, Tagxedo, character Facebook page, scene rewrite, story soundtrack, and tabloid newspaper, as well as other assorted reading graphic organizers. Post unit activities include a mini unit on archetypes and steps of the hero's journey with instructions and writing assignment, original myth assignment, compare/contrast essay, theme essay and research project--all assignments include overviews, brainstorming sheets, and rubrics. Finally, a pacing guide and blank yearly calendar are included. This unit is over a thousand slides of interactive, unique, and technological activities designed to integrate world literature cross-curricularly and engage students in a variety of collaborative and exciting ways.