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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!
Lesson
Gain insight into Greek culture and make aesthetic, perceptual, creative, and intellectual connections to contemporary culture by creating and painting 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.
Lesson
How can myths help to explain nature and science? Students will explore these themes in this lesson. Students will read and explore several myths, identifying the elements of this literary form.
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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. They will read and analyze 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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This lesson is designed to help students shape a frame of reference for examining specific areas of ancient 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, known as the Lion King of Mali, by using elements of traditional Malian festivals.
Video Series
Sogolon is the puppet show and theatrical company created by Yaya Coulibaly in order to perpetrate and promote the Mali puppet tradition. The group's core mission is to contribute to develop and promote the Bamanan-Somono-Bozo puppet show.
Lesson
In this lesson, students will learn about the legend of King Arthur as depicted in stories, poems, and artwork.
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