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The Ancient Greek Myths

We will begin the year with a focus on Greek mythology. The first text will be Hesiod’s version of the Creation myth. Students will take notes over the early deities, research the Olympian gods, and read a few traditional myths.

Notes:

Students wil be expected to have copies of the following notes written in their notebooks.

Greek Mythology

The Greek Creation Myth

There are many versions of the story of creation as told by the ancient Greeks; however, we will focus on those tales based on Hesiod and to some degree, Homer. Students will have class time to complete the notes for each section (see at the left) and place in their notebooks. If a student is absent, he/she will need to copy the notes from the links provided. *Greek mythology is nonfiction; it is describing a culture which once existed. Greek tales themselves are fictional; the characters are not real.

Greek Myth Selections

Students will need to read each selection listed below and complete the listed vocabulary definitions, study guide questions, and worksheets. Students will be permitted to use their annotated texts for the Greek mythology exam at the end of the unit.

Fictional Myths

Demeter & Persephone retold by Anne Terry White (audio version - click here) Vocabulary Study Guide Questions King Midas retold by Bernard Evslin Vocabulary Study Guide Questions Daedalus & Icarus retold by Gerald McCughrean (audio version - click here) Vocabulary Study Guide Questions Echo & Narcissus retold by Roger Lancelyn Green (audio version - click here) Vocabulary Study Guide Questions

Nonfiction Informational Texts

Prometheus article by Van Bryan (audio version) Vocabulary Study Guide Questions

Review Worksheets

Myth Characters

Accelerated Literatureonors Class

The Life of Hercules in Myth and Legend (nonfiction) Vocabulary Study Guide Questions 12 Labors of Herakles (Quest) Greek Epic Chart Identify the Epic Traits for a Greek Hero Greek Mask Activity

Greek Myths for AR Credit

Students can earn AR credit for reading the following Greek myths and then successfully completing the related AR quiz. Be sure to read these texts carefully. Arachne retold by Olivia Coolidge Atalanta retold by Rex Warner Deucalion and Pyrrha retold by W.H.D. Rouse Orpheus and Eurydice retold by Olivia Coolidge
2021-2022
7th Literature
© 2020-2021 OMS Literature 7th Grade Email: johnson.m@olsohio.org

The Ancient Greek Myths

We will begin the year with a focus on Greek mythology. The first text will be Hesiod’s version of the Creation myth. Students will take notes over the early deities, research the Olympian gods, and read a few traditional myths.

Notes:

Students wil be expected to have copies of the following notes written in their notebooks.

Greek

Mythology

The Greek Creation Myth

There are many versions of the story of creation as told by the ancient Greeks; however, we will focus on those tales based on Hesiod and to some degree, Homer. Students will have class time to complete the notes for each section (see at the left) and place in their notebooks. If a student is absent, he/she will need to copy the notes from the links provided. *Greek mythology is nonfiction; it is describing a culture which once existed. Greek tales themselves are fictional; the characters are not real.

Greek Myth Selections

Students will need to read each selection listed below and complete the listed vocabulary definitions, study guide questions, and worksheets. Students will be permitted to use their annotated texts for the Greek mythology exam at the end of the unit.

Fictional Myths

Demeter & Persephone retold by Anne Terry White (audio version - click here) Vocabulary Study Guide Questions King Midas retold by Bernard Evslin Vocabulary Study Guide Questions Daedalus & Icarus retold by Gerald McCughrean (audio version - click here) Vocabulary Study Guide Questions Echo & Narcissus retold by Roger Lancelyn Green (audio version - click here) Vocabulary Study Guide Questions

Nonfiction Informational Texts

Prometheus article by Van Bryan (audio version) Vocabulary Study Guide Questions

Review Worksheets

Myth Characters