Friday, April 5, 2013

New Greek Mythology Materials

Before Spring Break, I completed my Greek Mythology unit with my kiddos.  I created this unit last year and I know that many of you have it.  Many thanks for your purchases!  :)


I remembered last year when I was implementing this unit, I struggled to find myths to use with my fourth graders.  Have you read some of those myths?  They are really "racy" so to speak for a fourth grader.  

Anyway, this year, I decided to write my own myths to use in my classroom.  So that is what I have done and I have it in a format that I can share with you.  Yes, I have a new Greek mythology unit available in my store.  This unit includes eleven myths that I have retold in a more kid-friendly version. These versions are very similar to the original, they are just rated G instead of R.  LOL!  Although, this unit was designed to compliment my already existing unit, it could be a stand alone unit because I did create some activities that are common core aligned for grades 3-5 to accompany the stories.  

Here is the unit if you are interested in checking it out.  




I have some freebie Powerpoint activities to share with you that I used with my Greek Mythology unit this year.  I used the first Powerpoint to introduce our Greek mythology study.  I began by asking the students to tell me what they knew about mythology.  Most of them told me they knew NOTHING!  I was like, "Oh, really?  I bet you know more than you think!"  Then I shared this PowerPoint with the kids.  It got them really excited about the unit because they realized they knew a whole lot more than they thought.  Also, as way to get the kids thinking, I told them to see if they could come up with some other companies that use Greek mythology as an inspiration for their logos and slogans.  Click on the picture below to check out this Powerpoint.  



In addition to this, I have a PowerPoint that I used when I taught the story The Golden Touch.  It includes the key common core vocab that I wanted to the students to learn.  Also, it includes and exit slip.  Because I made the PowerPoint to protect the graphics I used, I am not sure the link works.  Here is the commercial that I used for the exit slip so that students would understand the allusion "the Midas touch."  Click here.  


If you wish to read my previous post about my Greek mythology unit, click here.  

Have a great weekend, ya'll!  :)  

16 comments:

  1. I used your unit from TPT with my kids this year and they LOVED it!

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  2. I looked for the update or new unit at TPT but couldn't find it.

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  3. I am in the process of posting it right now. :)

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  4. I love your Greek Mythology Units! When I went to click on the King Midas power point, the "It's Greek to Me" power point came up again. Is there anyway you could email me the King Midas power point directly?

    amynick25@hotmail.com

    Thank you for all of your great products!
    Amy

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  5. Amy,

    I have the link fixed, so you should be able to download the powerpoint correctly now. Thanks you so much!

    Nicole

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  6. Wow! This looks great...heading over to TpT to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

    Ashleigh
    The Creation Station

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  7. Just found your blog and I'm your newest follower! I love your name:))
    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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  8. Hi Nicole! I just purchased your GM unit and also downloaded your King Midas Lesson PPT. However, I can not click the "video clip" link! Would you be able to send it to me so I can access it? We are very excited to start our unit next week!!

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  9. Here is the link to the video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99nGBO3u3co

    Good luck! :)

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  10. Hi! I'm super excited to start your unit with some things of my own in January. I know my 4th graders are going to love it. Just wanted to give you a heads up that "The Hunt for Medusa's Head" play no longer works on StoryWorks. Do you happen to have a saved copy that you can send me?

    Thanks!

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  11. No Katie, I don't have the story saved. I subscribe to the magazine and have those for my students to use. The link still works, you just can't print the story. Might I suggest that you project the story on an interactive board or have students use iPads to access the story. Hopefully, that will help.
    http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/magazines/scope/pdfs/SCOPE-091911-MedusaPlay.pdf

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  12. If we had those :) Super low income school over here. Thanks anyway!

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  13. I love your Greek Mythology Units! Would you be willing to email your powerpoints to me for the other units. Thanks again, this is amazing!

    4gurwells@gmail.com

    Thank you for all of your great products!
    Nichole

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    1. Hi Nichole,

      I am sorry, but I don't know what powerpoints you are referring to. The powerpoints I use are available for download in this post. ;)

      Thanks,
      Nicole

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    2. Sorry, I meant the powerpoints for the other stories in the units. Thanks!

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    3. I don't have any other powerpoints to share. The ones in this post are all I have. Sorry!

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