Showing 11 entries for tag: Hercules/Herakles
Emily Matters, Emily Kerrison
Uses the Greek myths to introduce students to basics of Classical Greek. Incorporates cross-cultural reflection, emphasizing connections with Australian Aboriginal mythology. Uses a frame narrative of four young Australians (one Anglo-Irish, one Aboriginal, one of Greek descent, and one Asian-Australian), who are learning Greek in order to enter a competition for a trip to Athens. Connections between Greek and Australian culture are made through references t(...)
The idea for the blog began at a meeting in 2008 with a special needs teacher, who mentioned to Deacy that, in her experience and those of her colleagues, autistic children often enjoy learning about classical myth. Starting with this anecdotal evidence, Deacy began to wonder why this might be the case, and whether – as a classicist who researches classical myth – there was anything she could do by way of creating resources. She started the blog in 200(...)
There are two worksheets, one crossword and one word search, plus another copy of each in which the name Heracles is used in place of Hercules. These are identical worksheets, and either may be chosen depending on the version of the name the teachers prefer.
Hercules/Heracles word search
The website is focused on presenting students with ancient myths in an approachable and entertaining form of a comic. The author of the comics reaches for absolute classics: myths, the Odyssey, drama, the Aeneid, and allows the reader to effortlessly learn numerous interesting facts and concepts from mythology, literature, philology, philosophy and other sciences.
Greek Myth Comix was originally launched to assist students in the auth(...)
The author took into account cognitive abilities of pre- and early-primary school age groups (6-9). Just as with modern language training, the emphasis is placed on communication skills of children, hence the reduction of grammatical commentary and absence of explanations of different phrases and grammatical structures, which are unnecessary at this stage. The learning happens through play, in an interesting and appealing way and provides children with the tools u(...)
The Primary Latin Project team
The Primary Latin Project is a website aimed at the teachers, it promotes the teaching of ancient languages in primary schools. The website provides training for teachers and helps with resources to run the programme based on the Minimus textbook in primary school. Minimus is a unique Latin course for younger children based on a real family who lived in Britain at Vindolanda in 100 AD: Flavius, the fort commander, his wife Lep(...)
The book is a historical essay about Ancient Greeks. In contrast to the History of Rome by the same author, the narrative does not follow a strict chronological order. In fact, despite the overall chronological setting, the author follows a rather idiosyncratic approach in his presentation of the history of the Greeks. In the book, the reader finds legendary figures, such as Minos and Homer, as well as historical figures of ancient poets, like (...)
This unit offers 14 lesson plans on ancient Greece for years 3/4. (7-9 year olds) The themes of the lessons are, the geography and climate of Greece, ancient Greece in time, Athens and Sparta, Greeks as fighters, Marathon and the war against the Persians, gods and temples, myths, theatre, performing Greek myths (by the students), Olympic games, everyday life, Greek activities afternoon.(...)
Janusz Ryba, Aleksandra Klęczar
Cognoscite is a textbook aimed at secondary school students, at the beginner level. The authors, experienced in both teaching and writing textbooks, adapted it to the new curriculum introduced in 2020, which is not as strictly focused on language learning as before, and presents a broader scope of cultural aspects including European reception of Antiquity. Thus the textbook combines many school subjects: Latin, arts, history, literature and shows the pres(...)
Geethanjali Kids - Rhymes and Stories
In the Youtube channel Geethanjali Kids - Rhymes and Stories two playlists retell stories from ancient Greek mythologies: Ancient Greek mythological stories; Greek stories.
The main Greek myths retold and animated for the children are:
Apollo and Cassandra; Athena and Poseidon; Eros and Psyche; Hercules and the twelve labours; Hermes and Apollo; Daedalus and Icarus; Odysseus and the Cyclops; Pandora’s box; Persephone; Pe(...)