Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects
Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects
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Ms. Yingling Reads
“Jam packed with information and ideas, this would be a good resource to use with students who are studying Ancient Greece.” Read the complete review online.
“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. 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.”
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Detailed Book Description
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Timeline & Map
The World of Greek Myths
The Greek World
Monsters and Mayhem
Heros and Impossible Tasks
Gods and Grandeur
Ancient Greece in Today’s World!