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Myths & Heroes

Greek and Egyptian mythology, the story of the Lion King, and the legend of King Arthus are just some of the ways these resources explore the different cultural interpretations of heroes.

Audio Series
What does a hero sound like? Get ready to find out!
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Gain insight into Greek culture, and create and paint your own mythological characters
Video Series
This video series explores a dramatic interpretation of the Greek myth Jason and the Argonauts
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In this lesson, students will explore how myths help to explain nature and science.
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Students will identify elements of myth and examine how myths help to explain nature and science
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In this lesson, students learn about Ancient Egyptian rituals and attitudes about death and the afterlife
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Students will explore how myths provide explanations for nature and science by reading the Native American myth "Giants and Mosquitoes"
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Students will explore different cultures' supernatural explanations for human existence in several societies.
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Students examine Greek influence on Western thought and culture
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The class will break into groups and write a working definition of a hero which they will present to the class.
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In a world with few real heroes, students will recognize the positive character traits of heroes as depicted in music, art and literature.
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This lesson introduces the legendary Malian king Sundiata Keita by using elements of traditional Malian festivals
Video Series
Sogolon is the theatrical company created by Yaya Coulibaly in order to continue the Mali puppet tradition
Lesson
In this lesson, students will learn about the legend of King Arthur as depicted in stories, poems, and artwork
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