Unit materials covering the heroes of Ancient Greece (pre Trojan War) and Joseph Campbell's Heroic Cycle / Heroes Journey. Heroes covered (using Edith Hamilton's mythology as a source): Perseus, Theseus, Hercules, Atalanta, and Bellerophon. I've
Do you believe in magic? Make your students believe! The first resource is a handout that offers introductory information on magical realism and the magical realists, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie. The other resources are two creative
Summaries of myths: Creation of the Universe (Uranus and Cronus), Prometheus and Pandora, Birth of Athena, Demeter and Persephone, Echo and Narcissus, Hera/Hephaestus/Aphrodite, Dionysus, and Apollo.
These are great for review before a test.
Over ten different prompts ranging from journal reflections to text dependent analysis paragraphs. Some are more rigorous for enriched students while others are accessible for those functioning at a lower level. Some prompt examples are:
"Get Your Greek On" Background information on Ancient Greece and the Olympians.
25 slides cover an introduction to Classical Greece and terms such as polytheism, anthropomorphism, patriarchy, etc. One slide dedicated to each Olympian- including
I've used these resources as background before starting The Odyssey. Included you will find various resources from study guides, background info, review games (BINGO), tests, journals, persuasive writing paragraph assignments, and more. There is a
Jeopardy-like review games for Greek Mythology test at the end of the unit. Three separate games with questions ranging from basic recall/identify to more rigorous/analytical ones. My ninth graders love these games. I recommend dividing the class
Three separate activities for Antigone that require close reading and textual evidence. One handout is on fate vs. free will, the other choices and their consequences, and the last is on imagery.
(Please note that if page numbers are used they
Intensive jeopardy style review game for the first half of Homer's Odyssey. This is my 14th year teaching Robert Fagels' translation of the epic. I made this last year for my honors class; however, it can be adapted for any level. The categories
Intensive jeopardy style review game for the second half of Homer's Odyssey. This is my 14th year teaching Robert Fagels' translation of the epic. I made this last year for my honors class; however, it can be adapted for any level. The categories
Included: background of The House of Thebes (Oedipus' ancestors), two summaries of Oedipus (one brief, one detailed), a fun riddle activity (great for end of class) and assessments for both honors and regular levels,
I used this material as
Study guide for introduction to Greek Mythology. The introduction/background, Origins of Humans and Evil, and Dionysus questions are based on readings from Edith Hamilton's Mythology. The other myths are fairly universal so many sources will work.
This a collection of resources I use with my honors level ninth graders for their summer reading unit, Life of Pi. Included you'll find a reading survey, critical thinking / analytical group questions, slides that cover the "big" ideas of the story