Greek Mythology

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

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.

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