Greek Mythology
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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 Greek Creation myth which will introduce us to many of the famous Titan and Olympian gods. Students will be encouraged to read additional myths with their AR selections (see bottom right side column for those myths). Students will also conduct independent research to become more familiar with many of the popular Greek mythological characters and places. Students will also be introduced to early Greek drama and have the opportunity to orally read a few plays which focus on Greek myths.

Notes:

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

The Greek Creation Myth (text link)

There are many versions of the story of creation as told by the ancient Greeks; however, we will focus on those credited to the ancient poet, Hesiod, and to some degree, Homer (another great storyteller). Students will read the myth and complete the associated worksheets. Students will also complete outline notes (see the left column) to include in their literature notebooks covering the creation story in greater detail. If a student is absent, he/she will need to copy the notes from the links provided on this page (see left column) and as they are listed in their Google Classroom web page. *Texts which describe the Greek culture based on the mythologies is considered nonfiction text; however, the Greek tales themselves are fictional since the characters are not real.

Greek Myths for AR Credit

Students can earn AR credit for reading the following Greek myths and then successfully completing the related AR quizzes (or ReadWorks). Be sure to read these texts carefully and pay attention to the vocabulary (highlighted in the text). *Only designated ReadWorks readers may receive credit for the ReadWorks selection. Arachne (grade 9) retold by Olivia Coolidge “Arachne the Weaver” - ReadWorks - (grade 6) audio available Atalanta retold by Rex Warner Daedalus retold by Geraldine McClughrean Demeter & Persephone retold by Anne Terry White Audio file of the myth Deucalion and Pyrrha retold by W.H.D. Rouse Echo & Narcissus retold by Roger Lancelyn Green Audio file of the myth King Midas retold by Bernard Evslin Audio file of the myth Orpheus and Eurydice retold by Olivia Coolidge Prometheus the Creation of Man and a History of Enlightenment - (Nonfiction) by Van Bryan Prometheus retold by Bernard Evslin

Review Worksheets

Students should be able to recognize the following Greek mythological terms, characters, and places.

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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 Greek Creation myth which will introduce us to many of the famous Titan and Olympian gods. Students will be encouraged to read additional myths with their AR selections (see bottom right side column for those myths). Students will also conduct independent research to become more familiar with many of the popular Greek mythological characters and places. Students will also be introduced to early Greek drama and have the opportunity to orally read a few plays which focus on Greek myths.

Notes:

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

The Greek Creation Myth (text

link)

There are many versions of the story of creation as told by the ancient Greeks; however, we will focus on those credited to the ancient poet, Hesiod, and to some degree, Homer (another great storyteller). Students will read the myth and complete the associated worksheets. Students will also complete outline notes (see the left column) to include in their literature notebooks covering the creation story in greater detail. If a student is absent, he/she will need to copy the notes from the links provided on this page (see left column) and as they are listed in their Google Classroom web page. *Texts which describe the Greek culture based on the mythologies is considered nonfiction text; however, the Greek tales themselves are fictional since the characters are not real.

Greek Myths for AR Credit

Students can earn AR credit for reading the following Greek myths and then successfully completing the related AR quizzes (or ReadWorks). Be sure to read these texts carefully and pay attention to the vocabulary (highlighted in the text). *Only designated ReadWorks readers may receive credit for the ReadWorks selection. Arachne (grade 9) retold by Olivia Coolidge “Arachne the Weaver” - ReadWorks - (grade 6) audio available Atalanta retold by Rex Warner Daedalus retold by Geraldine McClughrean Demeter & Persephone retold by Anne Terry White Audio file of the myth Deucalion and Pyrrha retold by W.H.D. Rouse Echo & Narcissus retold by Roger Lancelyn Green Audio file of the myth King Midas retold by Bernard Evslin Audio file of the myth Orpheus and Eurydice retold by Olivia Coolidge Prometheus the Creation of Man and a History of Enlightenment -(Nonfiction) by Van Bryan Prometheus retold by Bernard Evslin

Review Worksheets

Students should be able to recognize the following Greek mythological terms, characters, and places.