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Greek Mythology

Heroes and Monsters in Greek Mythology

Click on the Link below to find, the learning targets, additional resources and games for the Greek Mythology Unit.

Greek Unit Website: https://sites.google.com/a/eastwoodschools.org/greece-and-greek-mythology/

Greek Gods Overview 

Greek Gods and Goddesses Video


Heroes and Monsters


We will use the Elements of Literature text to read the following myths:
  • "Origins of the Seasons" retold by Olivia Coolidge
  • "Orpheus, the Great Musician" retold by Olivia Coolidge
  • "The Flight of Icarus" retold by Sally Benson
  • "King Midas and the Golden Touch" retold by Pamela Oldfield
In addition, we will focus on the following reading and writing skills:
  • Cause and Effect
  • Descriptive Words
  • Greek and Latin roots and affixes
  • Summarizing
  • Figurative Language including similes, metaphors, and personification
  • Generalizations
  • Irony