Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects invites readers ages 7–10 to learn the mythical tales of ancient Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters while discovering vibrant connections between mythology and the real world.

  • Introduces the popular topic of Greek mythology and the history, geography, technology, and arts of the ancient Greeks.
  • Offers opportunity to compare and contrast mythologies from different cultures and traditions.
  • Hands-on activities encourage children to make connections between mythology and the modern world.
  • Readers learn about Greek writing systems, epic poems, and odes by creating their own examples.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $14.95
  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $9.95

Grade Level 3–4

Ages 7–10

GRL T

Subjects

  • Ancient Civilizations
  • STEM - STEAM

Author
 

Illustrator
Mike Crosier 

Specs

  • 8 x 10
  • 4-color interior
  • 96 pages

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Timeline
  • Maps
  • Glossary
  • Resources
  • Index

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619304505
  • Hardcover, 9781619304468

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Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects invites readers ages 7–10 to learn the mythical tales of ancient Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters while discovering vibrant connections between mythology and the real world.

  • Introduces the popular topic of Greek mythology and the history, geography, technology, and arts of the ancient Greeks.
  • Offers opportunity to compare and contrast mythologies from different cultures and traditions.
  • Hands-on activities encourage children to make connections between mythology and the modern world.
  • Readers learn about Greek writing systems, epic poems, and odes by creating their own examples.

Reviews

DIG Magazine 
Explore Greek Myths with 25 Great Projects by Anita Yasuda takes readers on a fact-filled journey through ancient Greek religious beliefs. Crafts, such  as making a model of the Parthenon, constructing a labyrinth, experimenting with earthquakes, and fashioning a lyre—all accompanied by informative text and sidebars—offer a great introduction to this topic.

School Library Connection
“This title pairs informational text on the basic history and culture of the Ancient Greeks with a variety of simple STEAM projects readers can complete with little or no supervision. Yasuda is most effective when she provides activities that are open-ended and when she compares Greek mythology to that of other cultures around the world, providing her audience with the opportunity for thoughtful exploration and critical thinking.”

Stephen Scully, Associate Professor, Boston University
“Greek myths of gods and heroes excite the imaginations of people of all ages. This is a wonderfully stimulating book, filled with projects and tales to ponder.”

Richard P. Martin, Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor
“This volume is a wonder—an entire world of mythic education in 88 fun-and fact filled pages. From tales of the origins of the universe to the invention of democracy, from scary monsters to magnificent temples, this is a colorful, interactive, and trustworthy introduction to scores of things that we owe to the ancient Greeks. I wish I had this book growing up!”

Susan H. Prince, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati in Classics, Stanford University
“Great activities bring out the points of the chapters in thought-provoking ways.”

Praise for other titles by Anita Yasuda:

Explore Native American Cultures!
School Library Journal
“. . . A wide range of ages will be able to take something away from this entertaining and useful title.”

Explore Natural Resources!
National Science Teachers Association
“Does your approach to teaching natural resources consist of talking to students, showing a video, and maybe inviting a guest speaker? If you are ready for something more engaging, Explore Natural Resources! With 25 Great Projects is a required science resource . . . The greatest strength of this book may be that it is visually appealing. Every page is attractive and comprised of pictures, vocabulary, and text that will not only inform but entertain the eye. Teachers should consider teaching one chapter per week, which will allow them to have enough time to supervise the elementary aged students. This is the perfect activity book to instruct and demonstrate the immediate interconnectedness humans have with natural resources and the world.”

Explore the Wild West!
2012 Gold Moonbeam Award

School Library Journal
“Entertaining and informative. This is a useful and engaging introductory overview of the Wild West.”


Look Inside

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Projects

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Greek Gods Memory Game

Greek gods and goddesses were linked to symbols or objects that reflected their interests and personality. Many had more than one symbol. In this game, you will design one playing card for each god and goddess and one for their corresponding symbols. You can use images of the gods and their symbols within this book for reference or ask an adult to help you find images online.

Click here to download a print-friendly PDF


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More Details

Grade Level: 3–4
Ages: 7–10
GRL: T
Subjects: Ancient Civilizations, STEM - STEAM,
Specs: 8 x 10 , 4-color interior , 96 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Maps, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

DIG Magazine 
Explore Greek Myths with 25 Great Projects by Anita Yasuda takes readers on a fact-filled journey through ancient Greek religious beliefs. Crafts, such  as making a model of the Parthenon, constructing a labyrinth, experimenting with earthquakes, and fashioning a lyre—all accompanied by informative text and sidebars—offer a great introduction to this topic.

School Library Connection
“This title pairs informational text on the basic history and culture of the Ancient Greeks with a variety of simple STEAM projects readers can complete with little or no supervision. Yasuda is most effective when she provides activities that are open-ended and when she compares Greek mythology to that of other cultures around the world, providing her audience with the opportunity for thoughtful exploration and critical thinking.”

Stephen Scully, Associate Professor, Boston University
“Greek myths of gods and heroes excite the imaginations of people of all ages. This is a wonderfully stimulating book, filled with projects and tales to ponder.”

Richard P. Martin, Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor
“This volume is a wonder—an entire world of mythic education in 88 fun-and fact filled pages. From tales of the origins of the universe to the invention of democracy, from scary monsters to magnificent temples, this is a colorful, interactive, and trustworthy introduction to scores of things that we owe to the ancient Greeks. I wish I had this book growing up!”

Susan H. Prince, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati in Classics, Stanford University
“Great activities bring out the points of the chapters in thought-provoking ways.”

Praise for other titles by Anita Yasuda:

Explore Native American Cultures!
School Library Journal
“. . . A wide range of ages will be able to take something away from this entertaining and useful title.”

Explore Natural Resources!
National Science Teachers Association
“Does your approach to teaching natural resources consist of talking to students, showing a video, and maybe inviting a guest speaker? If you are ready for something more engaging, Explore Natural Resources! With 25 Great Projects is a required science resource . . . The greatest strength of this book may be that it is visually appealing. Every page is attractive and comprised of pictures, vocabulary, and text that will not only inform but entertain the eye. Teachers should consider teaching one chapter per week, which will allow them to have enough time to supervise the elementary aged students. This is the perfect activity book to instruct and demonstrate the immediate interconnectedness humans have with natural resources and the world.”

Explore the Wild West!
2012 Gold Moonbeam Award

School Library Journal
“Entertaining and informative. This is a useful and engaging introductory overview of the Wild West.”


Projects

project image

Greek Gods Memory Game

Greek gods and goddesses were linked to symbols or objects that reflected their interests and personality. Many had more than one symbol. In this game, you will design one playing card for each god and goddess and one for their corresponding symbols. You can use images of the gods and their symbols within this book for reference or ask an adult to help you find images online.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator