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Mythology. Curriculum MAP Gods, Heroes, and Monsters. Enduring Understandings. The stories we share in our culture reflect our values, goals, and traditions. Myths provide a background knowledge that is necessary to achieve greater cultural literacy.

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Mythology

Mythology

Curriculum MAP

Gods, Heroes, and Monsters


Enduring understandings
Enduring Understandings

  • The stories we share in our culture reflect our values, goals, and traditions.

  • Myths provide a background knowledge that is necessary to achieve greater cultural literacy.

  • Our American society has been greatly influenced by the myths of other cultures.


Essential questions
Essential Questions

  • Which myths from other cultures have influenced my society?

  • Where do I see evidence of the influence of mythology?

  • What are some examples of modern mythologies?

  • What can I learn about a culture from its myths?

  • What do modern and ancient myths have in common with each other?


Concepts
Concepts

  • Mythologies

  • Cultural Literacy

  • Critical Reading and Literary Analysis

  • Writing and Writing Process

  • Language Study


Evidence of student understanding
Evidence of Student Understanding

  • Mythology Test

  • Modern Mythology Research Presentations

  • CAP: Myth Writing


Writing folders products
Writing Folders / Products

  • Level 1: From Mythology Concepts/Topics (Collection, Part I)

  • Level 1: From Mythology Concepts/Topics (Collection, Part II)

  • Level 1: From Mythology Concepts/Topics (Collection, Part III)

  • Level 1: From Mythology Concepts/Topics (Collection, Part IV)

  • Level 3: CAP: Myth Writing (Revised for Idea Development, Organization, Strong Action Verbs, Paragraph Breaks)


Strategies or best practices utilized
Strategies or Best Practices Utilized

  • Overview of Intended Learning

  • Weekly Skills Practice

  • Use of model texts (for language study practice)

  • Writing Workshop (7 days)

  • Revising and Editing

  • Self-selected Writing (4 pieces)


Strategies or best practices utilized1
Strategies or Best Practices Utilized

  • Note-taking Instruction

  • Sorting Activity

  • Student-directed research

  • Student presentations

  • Graphic Organizers for Story Planning

  • Webquest

  • “Turn and Talk” Strategy


Strategies or best practices utilized2
Strategies or Best Practices Utilized

  • Language Study through Mini-Lessons

  • Text Evidence Instruction

  • Text Structures / Cause and Effect

  • Summary Writing

  • Visualizing

  • Vocabulary Study / Use of Word Walls


Instructional resources
Instructional Resources

  • Novels:

  • Student self-selected reading (1-2 novels / texts)

  • Poetry: None


Instructional resources1
Instructional Resources

  • Short Stories:

  • “Prometheus”

  • “Demeter and Persephone”

  • “Phaethon”

  • “Icarus & Daedalus”

  • “Narcissus”

  • “Theseus”

  • “Lakota Creation Myth”

  • “Old Man and Old Woman”

  • “Coyote and the Box of Light”


Instructional resources2
Instructional Resources

  • Drama: None

  • Nonfiction: None

  • Websites:

  • Mythology Trivia Site

  • WebQuest (3 sites): Story of Ceres, Nike, Pegasus

  • WebQuest Internet searches (7 sites)

  • Video / Art / Audio: None


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