Nate Little3rd GradeMythologiesLearning about Mythology from around the World(Open a new word document and type out your answers.)Throughout history groups of people (called civilizations) have created myths to help themexplain the world around them. We are going on a trip back in time to see what where some ofthe main points in the major mythologies from around the world. –Our first stop is in the world of the ancient Greeks. Their myths are some of the most popularand recognizable. Let’s see what we can learn about Greek Mythology. Click on the links belowto answer the questions.http://www.greekmythology.com/ 1. Who were the major gods? Who were the major Titans?http://www.mythweb.com/index.html 2. Name 3 heroes and 1 conquest they completed
From Greece we sail across the sea and land on the sandy shores of the Ancient world of Egypt.Egypt is most well-known for the pyramids. Click on the links below to answer the questions.EGYPT -http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/explore/main.html 3. Name the Gods shown below: A B C Dhttp://www.rickriordan.com/my-books/kane-chronicles/explore-egyptian-mythology/the-egyptian-gods.aspx 4. What are some of the animal heads the gods had?
From the warmth of Egypt we next head to the cold harsh countries of the Vikings. Click on thelinks below to answer the questions.http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/norse-mythology.php 5. Who were the Norse? What is their heaven called?http://www.thearchnemesis.com/Norse-Gods.html 6. Who were the main Norse Gods?
From the cold of Scandinavia we next head to the Americas. Click on the link below to answerthe questions.AMERICAN INDIANShttp://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0921477.html - 7. Who was the main God? Who were some other gods?We now take a look at some other myths from around the world. Click on the links below andexplore the other myths we have not covered.WORLDhttp://www.gods-heros-myth.com/http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/myths.htm 8. Tell me about 3 other gods from somewhere else in the world…
Now that we have looked at myths from around the world, let’s look some of the common ideasin each of these myths.http://www.gradesaver.com/mythology/study-guide/major-themes/What is a main theme in most mythologies?Write your own myth with 1 good god and 1 bad/ evil god.Here are some questions you might want to ask yourself as you create your own myths -What are they the gods of? What do they look like? What is the symbol of their power?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p004y243 - Radio Program on Norse GodsMain Picture was taken from the game – Age of MythologyRaven Picture was taken from -http://skeena50.tripod.com/stories.htmlAll other pictures were taken from the website the students were directed to.Answer Key –1 – Answers include: Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Ares, Athena, Kronos, Atlas, or Prometheus.2 – Answers include: Hercules, Jason, or Perseus. They did things like slay Medusa, fight the lion, or sail on the seas3 – A; Ra B; Anubis C; Set D; Horus4- Answers include: Hawk, Dog, Crocodile, Cat, and Leopard5- The Norse were the Vikings. Their Heaven was called Valhalla6 – Answers include: Odin, Thor, Loki, Freya, Heimdahl7 – Answers include: The Great Spirit, the Raven, the Coyote8 – Answers vary based on the Myth students chose.