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Greek Mythology Content Outline:

Sequence of Daily Objectives


Day 1: Introduction to Greek Mythology

Students will identify their prior knowledge about Greek mythology.


Students will describe what a myth is.
Major Concept: What do we know about Greek Mythology?

Day 2: The Golden Touch

Students will describe a character in a story using specific details in the


text like the characters thoughts, words, or actions.
Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases from a story,
including those that reference important characters from mythology.
Major Concepts: Identifying character traits, theme, and allusions of The
Golden Touch myth

Day 3: The Tangled Web & The Story of Medusa and Athena

Students will describe a character in a story using specific details in the


text like the characters thoughts, words, or actions.
Students will determine the theme of a story or play from details in the
text.
Students will compare and contrast themes, topics, and events in stories
from different countries.
Major Concepts: Identifying character traits and theme of two stories;
comparing and contrasting two stories

Days 4-5: Perseus and Medusa & The Hunt for Medusas Head

Students will determine the theme of a story or play from details in the
text.
Students will compare and contrast themes, topics, and events in stories
from different countries.
Students will compare and contrast the point of view of different stories.
Major Concepts: Identifying the theme of two stories; comparing and
contrasting two stories; comparing and contrasting the point of view from
which two stories are told

Day 6: Pandoras Box

Students will describe a character in a story using specific details in the


text like the characters thoughts, words, or actions.
Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases from a story,
including those that reference important characters from mythology.

Students will determine the theme of a story or play from details in the
text.
Students will write a summary of a Greek myth.
Major Concepts: Identifying character traits, theme, and allusions of
Pandoras Box myth; Writing a summary of a myth

Day 7: Echo and Narcissus

Students will describe a character in a story using specific details in the


text like the characters thoughts, words, or actions.
Students will determine the theme of a story or play from details in the
text.
Students will refer to details and examples in a text when drawing
inferences from the text.
Students will compare a scientific explanation & a Greek myths
explanation of echoes
Major Concepts: Identifying the character traits of main characters and
theme of a story; making inferences about a character supported by
evidence; Sound waves & echoes

Day 8: The Twelve Labors of Heracles

Students will describe a character in a story using specific details in the


text like the characters thoughts, words, or actions.
Students will determine the theme of a story or play from details in the
text.
Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases from a story,
including those that reference important characters from mythology.
Major Concepts: Identifying character traits, theme, and allusions of The
Twelve Labors of Heracles myth

Day 9: The Trojan Horse

Students will describe a character in a story using specific details in the


text like the characters thoughts, words, or actions.
Students will determine the theme of a story or play from details in the
text.
Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases from a story,
including those that reference important characters from mythology.
Students will write a summary of a Greek myth.
Major Concepts: Identifying character traits, theme, and allusions of The
Trojan Horse myth; writing a summary of a Greek myth

Day 10: Achilles

Students will describe a character in a story using specific details in the


text like the characters thoughts, words, or actions.
Students will determine the theme of a story or play from details in the
text.
Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases from a story,
including those that reference important characters from mythology.
Major Concepts: Identifying character traits, theme, and allusions of the
Achilles myth

Day 11: Persephone and Demeter

Students will describe a character in a story using specific details in the


text like the characters thoughts, words, or actions.
Students will determine the theme of a story or play from details in the
text.
Students will complete a story map of a myth to identify characters,
important events, problem, solution, and theme.
Major Concepts: Identifying character traits, theme, and story elements of
a myth

Day 12: Music of the Underworld

Students will describe a character in a story using specific details in the


text like the characters thoughts, words, or actions.
Students will determine the theme of a story or play from details in the
text.
Students will write a summary of a Greek myth.
Major Concepts: Identifying character traits and theme of a myth; writing
a summary of a Greek myth

Day 13: Allusions Review & Quiz

Students will identify new learning that has taken place during the unit
of Greek mythology
Students will evaluate their prior knowledge and identify any
misconceptions they had
Major Concepts: Identifying new learning and misconceptions; reviewing
allusions and their meanings

Day 14: Unit Review & Assessment

Students will identify common themes across all of Greek mythology


Students will create a trading card that accurately portrays a Greek god
or goddess
Students will write a myth using the theme of goodness being rewarded
and evil being punished using two mythological characters.