Showing 10 entries for tag: Odyssey
This unit is aimed to “teach English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) through the myths of love and passion while concurrently introducing students to mythology.”
This dual goal is achieved via skit (brief dramatic pieces) adaptations of Daphne and Apollo, Pyramus and Thisbe, and Aphrodite and Adonis (they myths are adapted from Bulfinch’s Mythology).
The creator notes that students are engaged with TV&r(...)
Michael Conte, Jr.
This unit offers an introduction to Greek and Roman mythology, with the hope that the students will later continue exploring this subject on their own.
The students learn of the ancient myths via modern retelling. The purpose is also to strengthen the students’ language skills, by asking them to search words in a dictionary and give them writing assignments.
The unit offers three lesson plan samples, bibliography for teachers and students, filmstrips (from the Audio-Visual D(...)
Irma E. Garcia
This unit serves as complement to the curricula of social and urban studies classes. It focuses on the influence of Greek mythology on the modern world and less on literary analysis of ancient texts.
As part of the activities, the students look for specific words from the myths in translation, draw or cut out pictures which express ideas from the myths, practice oral and silent reading (the labours of Hercules are given as (...)
This unit is designed as a handbook for teachers on incorporating myths into ESL (English as Second Language) classes. The stories are aimed to develop reading skill, writing skills, artistic skills, listening skills.
The suggested myths are:
The creation of the world and humankind, Pandora, name of the months, exploits of various Olympian gods, (the Roman names are used in this unit): Jupiter, Neptune, Pluto, Venus, Minerva, (...)
Deborah Lynn Turnbull
This unit focuses on myths related to dolphins and whales. The lessons involve reading of the texts, with accompanying ancient pictorial representations of whales and dolphins. The unit explains the ancient (and modern) navigation by stars.
The unit develops critical thinking on natural and ecological issues as well. The creator provides introduction to cetacean from different aspects, biological and cultural.
This worksheet contains the adapted myth of Narcissus and Echo (Story retold by Walker Brents). It acts as a source material for discussion in class. The teachers are encouraged to create reading comprehension questions following the text.(...)
This resource instructs how to use fact cards on ancient Greece in the classroom. There are 20 facts cards and two empty cards. They include short facts on the geography of ancient Greece, democracy, literature, religion, army, education, art, slaves, home, theater, Olympic games, writing, Pythagoras, Alexander the Great, Homer.(...)