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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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