Greek Myths

Week 4: Greek Myths

 

READ:  K – 2:  The Hero and the Minotaur by Robert Byrd

3 – 4:  The Hero and the Minotaur by Robert Byrd & Medusa by Deborah Lattimore

5 – 6:The Hero and the Minotaur by Robert Byrd & Medusa by Deborah Lattimore & King Midas and the Golden Touch by Charlotte Craft

7 – 8:  D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire (stories of Danaus, Perseus, and the Gorgon pg 114; King Midas pg 124; & Theseus pg 148) OR Greek Myths by Olivia Coolidge (Midas pg 90; Medusa’s head pg 150; & Theseus pg 187)

 

   

  OR   

DISCUSS:   

  • In your own words, explain each story you read today. (answers will vary)
  • What Greek Gods and Goddesses were involved in each story? (answers will vary)
  • Which story do you like the best?  Why? (answers will vary)
  • Have you heard stories similar to these before?  When? (answers will vary)
  • Why do you think these stories are still popular today? (answers will vary)

ACTIVITIES: 

K – 2: Have fun completing one of the mazes from this site: http://krazydad.com/mazes/sfiles/KD_Mazes_EZ_v1.pdf

3 – 4: Have fun completing one of the mazes from this site: http://krazydad.com/mazes/sfiles/KD_Mazes_EZ_v1.pdf and draw your own picture of Medusa.

5 – 8:  Write an essay telling a little about each of the Greek stories you read today.  Then tell which of these stories is your favorite and why.

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Copyright September 7th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

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