Greek Gods Memory Game

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.
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Uncovering Your Family History

Uncovering Your Family History

From Tools of the Ancient Romans

Like the stories surrounding the beginnings of Rome, most families have stories that have been passed down from generation to generation that may or may not be completely true.

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Write a Letter in Greek

Write a Letter in Greek

From Tools of the Ancient Greeks

Using the chart, write a letter to a friend. Because the symbols are so different from the letters of the English alphabet, it’s almost like writing in code. In some cases the sound of a word is more important than its English spelling. For instance, you’ll notice that the Greek alphabet doesn’t have an F. So if you want to write the word fantastic, you’ll need to use Φ to begin the word.

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Make Your Own Gordian Knot

Make Your Own Gordian Knot

From The Silk Road

One legend says Alexander conquered Asia by solving the puzzle of the Gordian Knot. According to a prophecy, whoever untied this endless knot would rule the continent. Alexander took the direct approach—he cut the knot open with his sword. Today, a “Gordian knot” means an unsolvable problem. No one knows exactly what the Gordian Knot looked like. But you can make a knot called a Turk’s Head appear “endless” by joining the ends after it’s...

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Peach Blossom Scroll

Peach Blossom Scroll

From Explore Ancient Chinese Myths!

In the seventeenth century, an artist painted the fable The Peach Blossom Spring on a long piece of silk called a handscroll. Handscrolls are viewed from right to left. Design your own handscroll based on the fable.

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Reviews

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.

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. 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.”

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.
Available In:
Hardcover, $19.95
9781619304468
Paperback, $14.95
9781619304505
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 96 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: Ancient Civilizations

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline & Map

Introduction
The World of Greek Myths

Chapter 1
The Greek World

Chapter 2
Monsters and Mayhem

Chapter 3
Heros and Impossible Tasks

Chapter 4
Gods and Grandeur

Chapter 5
Ancient Greece in Today’s World!

Chapter 6
Similar Stories

Glossary
Resources
Essential Questions
Index