Greek Mythology

Media Item

Bibliographic Information: The Theoi Project. Greek Mythology. 2000.

Description:
This comprehensive website profiles almost every Greek deity, being, and creature from many ancient Greek and Latin classical stories, translations, and art. The site details a being’s whole biography: associations, powers, appearance, attributes, birth, life, death, family, offspring, and history.

Quantitative Reading Level: Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58

Qualitative Reading Analysis:
This website is presented in third-person, focusing on the the details of Greek mythology. It teaches the meanings and history of Ancient Greek beings. The media is 10th grade level.

Content Area: Social Science-Mythology

Content Area Standard:

  • CCSS for Reading for 6-12: #2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms; #4  Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context; #5 Analyze how the text structures information or ideas into categories or hierarchies, demonstrating understanding of the information or ideas; #9 Synthesize information from a range of sources; #10 Read and comprehend science/technical texts in appropriate grades.
  • CCSS for Writing for 6-12: #9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
  • CCSS for Language 6-12:  #3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening; #4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases.

Curriculum suggestions:
This is a great tool to use in Social Science Curriculum. It is best suited to 9th grade through 12th grade. It explores mythology and classical literature.

Supporting Digital Content:
http://www.theoi.com/

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