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Activities comparing cross-cultural experiences examine common themes told through folklore and myths of both ancient and contemporary cultures.
This lesson looks for similarities between an ancient Greek myth about conflict and experiences of American Indians in history.
Suggested Grade Level: Sixth through Ninth Grade
Resource PDF: Mythology Lesson #1
Contains overview, teacher instruction, background information, questions for students, and images.
This lesson encourages students to examine cross-cultural similarities and differences in common myths.
Suggested Grade Level: Third through Sixth Grade
Resource PDF:Mythology Lesson #2
This lesson challenges students to analyze an artwork then choose to support one of two different interpretations.
Suggested Grade Level: Ninth Grade
Resource PDF: Mythology Lesson #3
Contains an overview, teacher instruction, background information, questions for students, and images.
Prior knowledge of material improves student participation during museum visits. Your confirmation email will include a list of myths to prepare your students for their museum visit.
Print out or read the appropriate summaries online.
List of Myths:
Athena and Arachne
Ceres and Proserpine
Daedalus and Icarus
Underworld Odysseus and the Cyclops
Oedipus and the Riddle of the Sphinx
Orpheus and Eurydice
The Judgement of Paris
The Marriage of Thetis
Ulysses and the Sirens
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