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Chandler Johnson

Myth Modules

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I read the article, The Modern Quest: Teaching Myths and Folktales. I thought It was an interesting article and it is important to teach about myths. Stories about gods and goddesses have become a little more common with stories such as Percy Jackson series. Percy Jackson is a Demi-god whos father is Posiden and his mother is human. 

Here is my annotations-


Mini Lesson

So the mini lesson is going to be for second grade. The common core standard is 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.2 – Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

So I have found that children remember things easier if they learn something through art or visual learners. I decided to teach this standard through drama. At the start of the lesson I ask my students if they know any facts about myths. Then I would teach them a little about myths and who the characters are. Then I would read them a myth and talk to them about who the characters are and what happened in the story. Finally I would use the myth that we just read and I would let the students act out the play with them being the characters and everything. For an assessment I would have them write about the myth and what the central message or moral is. 



I decided to do the Diapoem for the particpation task because I thought it would be fun and something I could do with my students one day. 

1. Greek name:  Hera

2. Four traits of character: Vindictive, Jealous, nurturing, beautiful 

3. Relative of: Brother of Posidan, Zeus and Hades

4. Lover of: Zeus

5. Who feels: sad

6. Who needs: She needs a perfect family

7. Who fears: not being loved

8. Who gives: grief to others about jealousy 

9. Who would like to see: her husband not cheat on her

10. Resident of: Mount Olympus 

11. Roman Name: Juno