While studying ancient history, we loved reading Greeks myths.
We became friends with every god on Mt Olympus and met blood-thirsty creatures, such as a gorgon, cyclop, harpie, cerberus and chimera. We enjoyed reading these myths through historical fictional novels, such as “It’s all Greek to Me”.
We made connections to many of the modern stories, movies and comics that still use characters and themes from Greek mythology.
We also enjoyed Greek myths through Readers’ Theatre. We practiced reading fluently, with vocal expression, facial expression, gesture and pacing. Each group performed a different myth, including Theseus & the Minotaur, King Midas and Medusa.
As a class, we also explored the vocabulary and themes of Pandora’s Box. We each played a part and shared our video at assembly.
Grade 4 presents Pandora’s Box!
Add comments about any modern books, movies or comics you know that contain characters or themes from Greek mythology.