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Avenell, Linnaea. (2003). Creative Writing for Kids: Myths, Monsters, and Heroes. Retrieved February 22, 2005, from www.earthskids.com/ancientgreece.htm


The URL can be used by teachers in the classroom because it offers several assignments that could be given and has versions of stories such as The Iliad-Adapted version that are better adapted to younger learners.
Bondoc, Cherylyn, Frazier, Jackie, Pampo, Michelle, & Parrish, Heather. (2003, July 3). Greek Mythology: A Webquest for 6th Grade Social Studies/Language Arts. Retrieved February 24, 2005 from http://eprentice.sdsu.edu/J03CR/cbondoc/greeks/teacher.html#top
The webpage lists many in-class and homework assignments that could be given and also lists a number of excellent websites that both the student and teacher might use (i.e. Greek Database and MythWeb).
Corbett, Sally & Parks, James. (1997). An Introduction to Ancient Greece. Retrieved March 1, 2005 from Highland Park Elementary: www.hipark.austin.isd.tenet.edu/mythology/introduction.html
The webpage includes links for stories, fables, and plays. The site is designed for teachers 3-6th grade and includes an extensive bibliography.
Dalton School. (1996-2002). Ancient Greece Resources for 6th Grade Social Studies. Retrieved February 26, 2005 from http://intranet.dalton.org/groups/Greece/
The website includes links to museums, maps, and historic background information on Ancient Greece as well as possible assignments appropriate to students aged 10-13.
Holzgang, Gary. (1998, February). Teaching With Folklore. Retrieved February 25, 2005 from http://www.qesnrecit.qc.ca/folklore/index.htm
This website was created by a teacher and gives classroom activities and lesson plans for teaching fables, folklore, myths, religious stories, and legends grades 1-6.
Houghton Mifflin Company. (1997). Even Gods Have Bad Hair Days… Retrieved February 28, 2005 from English Web Teacher: http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hmll/blue/tale/hair.html
The site has a lesson plan that might be very fun for students between grades 4-7. The assignment is to pick a god or goddess and put them in a modern-day setting, seeing how they might react to today’s problems such as traffic jams and crashing computers.
House, Christine. (1998-2005). Hercules the Hero: understanding the myth. Retrieved February 27, 2005 from Yale-New Haven Teacher’s Institute: www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1998/2/98.02.06.x.html
This website is particularly helpful if the teacher is not knowledgeable about the myth of Hercules. The URL provides the entire story along with several lesson plans that could be used in a middle school setting.
How Have the Qualities of Heroes Changed Over Time? (n.d.) Retrieved February 22, 2005 from http://www.htc.net/~thehuels/heroes.htm
The site includes the task of researching a Greek hero (sources are included) and then research a modern-day hero, looking for the differences. Teachers who are assigning myths such as The Odyssey or Hercules might be interested in these web pages.
Jalic LLC. (2002) Mythology Guide: Myth Collection. Retrieved February 27, 2005 from http://www.online-mythology.com/
This URL provides a dictionary list of mythological characters which might be of use to a teacher who might not know a great deal about the subject, but is complied to teach it. The website not only includes stories about the characters, but quotes from writers such as Milton and Sophocles.
Karp, Melanie & Ventura, Michelle. (1998, March 12-14). Climbing to the Top of Mount Olympus. Retrieved on February 27, 2005 from Vineyard Elementary School: http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/lessons/698ClimbMtO.htm
The URL includes nine lessons that could be used for students as young as ten years old. The lesson topics range from environment and geography, to art and culture to specific myths.
Millar, Leonie. (2001). Greek Gods and Goddesses. Retrieved February 24, 2005 from St. Pius X College: www.teachers.ash.org.au/lmillar/greekmyths/goddesses.html
This URL provides biographies of the Greek and Roman deities and offers tasks for students, such as answering questions about from the biographies. This assignment could be given to a child age 10 or older.
Rickert. (2002, May). Greek Mythology: A Project for Mr. Rickert’s Third Grade. Retrieved February 25, 2005, from Ormondale School: http://www1.pvsd.net:16080/Ormondale%20Home%20Page/GreekMythology/
This website lists a possible idea for a project aimed at students in third grade. They must write a 3-page report on a Greek Mythology topic (possibilities are listed below) and use four or more sources. A grading rubric is also included.
Taylor, Phyllis. (1984-2005). The Iliad: A Practical Approach. Retrieved February 23, 2005 from Yale-New Haven Teacher’s Institute: http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1984/2/84.02.09.x.html
The URL gives a short version of the Iliad, provides discussion or essay questions, and several in-class plans. Middle school teachers might find this a possibility for their own classroom.
Teachers.net. (1997). #480. “No News Like Ancient News.” Retrieved February 24, 2005 from http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/480.html
This website lists a possible assignment for middle school students. After researching online about Greek mythology, they are to complete a given evaluation form and write 3 “stories” about mythological characters and then write a letter to the editor about the articles.
Teachers.net. (1999). #838. “Who am I? Greek Gods, Heroes, and Creatures.” Retrieved February 24, 2005 from www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/838.html
The URL gives a potential lesson to test students on their knowledge of characters in Greek Mythology. Students who have been learning about the subject for at least a week should be able to complete the task with few problems.
Student Links

Abilene Public Library Kids. (2002, April 10). Explore the Web: Religion and Mythology Links. Retrieved February 26, 2005 from Abilene Public Library: www.abilenetx.com/apl/kdexreli.html


The website contains information about several religious myths and includes links about the constellations and their relationship to Greek and Roman Mythology.
Avenell, Linnaea. (2003). Creative Writing for Kids: Myths, Monsters, and Heroes. Retrieved February 22, 2005, from www.earthskids.com/ancientgreece.htm
The website includes fables and myths that can be easily understood by children such as Aesop’s Fables and fun games such as Greek MadLib.
Campbell, Mike. (1996-2004). Behind the Name: Mythology. Retrieved February 22, 2005 from www.behindthename.com/nmc/gre-myth.html
This URL is unique in that it shows the origins of Greek immortals and heroes names and what they mean today in other cultures.
Carr, Karen E. (2002, 2003). History for Kids: Greek Myths. Retrieved February 22, 2005, from http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/religion/greekrelig.htm
This website is very user friendly, especially for students. The site shows family trees with links about each member and includes books that might be helpful if the user wished.
FactMonster.com. (2005). Pearson Education, Inc. Ancient Greek Literature and Mythology: Poets, Playwrights, Gods, and Heroes. Retrieved February 26, 2005 from http://www.factmonster.com/spot/ancientgreece-litmyth.html
This site includes a list of characters, myths, and quizzes. Some myths have been labeled as “especially for children” which takes into account the violence in some of the stories that parents might not want their children to read.
GreekMythology.com.TM (2000-2005). Retrieved February 27, 2005 from http://www.greekmythology.com.
The URL includes not only information on the deities, but pictures, family trees, and suggests online books to get the full stories on the longer myths.
Greek Mythology: From the Illiad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant. (1996-2002). Retrieved on February 25, 2005 from www.messagenet.com/myths.htm.

 

The website is definitely appropriate for children 9 and up. It includes origins of stories and 3 quizzes that are labeled as “G-rated.”


Hunt, J.M. Greek Mythology. Retrieved February 22, 2005 from www.desy.de/gna/interpedia/greek_myth/greek_myth.htm
This URL is bare, but nevertheless useful. The pages are categorized as the gods, heroes, creatures, stories, and family trees.
Interactive Technologies, LLC. (1997-1998). Gods, Goddesses, and Myth. Retrieved February 26, 2005, from www.eliki.com/ancient/myth/.htm
These web pages have information on many famous myths, not limiting to Greek legends, but including Arthurian tales and Celtic deities. However, not all images are advisable for children under 12 years.
Lindemans, M.F. (ed.) (2005, February, 26.) Encyclopedia Mythica: Greek Mythology. Retrieved on February 27, 2005 from www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/europe/greek.hml.
The URL includes dates, a list of principal gods and goddesses, and links for more information.
The Manor CP School website. Retrieved February 22, 2005, from http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/carolrb/greek/greek1.html
The webpage was created for children and includes links on gods, myths, and includes quizzes so that users might test themselves on how well they read the information.
Parada, Carlos. (1993-2004). Greek Mythology Link. Retrieved February 22, 2005 from www.homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/Biographies.html
The website includes biographies of mythological characters, a people and places list, and is available in English and Spanish, making it more user-friendly.
Skidmore, Joel. (2005, February 4). Mythweb. Retrieved February 23, 2005, from http://www.mythweb.com/
This website includes pages on the gods and heroes and includes an encyclopedia so that a user could look up the story on any particular myth that they wished to learn about.
University of Victoria & Laurel Bowman (1996). Class Myth: The Ancient Sources. Retrieved on February 24, 2005 from www.web.uvic.ca/grs/bowman/myth/gods.html
The website includes text and pictures of the characters of Greek myths. However, the pictures of Greek art might not be appropriate for younger children.
Woodlands Junior School. (2003, December). Who Are the Ancient Greeks? Retrieved February 26, 2005 from http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/Greece.html
This website was certainly created for students between 9 and 14 years old. The pages include information about Greece, the culture, climate, and mythology.


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