We are getting ready to start an integrated English/Language Arts unit on mythology, folktales, and legends. Our fifth graders have had a lot of exposure to folktales and legends over the years, so we are going to focus more heavily on the mythology component. I’ll admit it. I loved studying mythology as a child, and I love that one of my twins is devouring the Last Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordin. Heck, my little one’s current favorite movie is even Disney’s Hercules. I wanted to go ahead and start organizing information for our unit, so I thought I’d share some of the favorite things I found.
Cute idea generator for writing your own myth
StoryNory provides many of the Greek myths as read-alouds
Quiz Your Noodle on mythology/Percy Jackson
Symbaloo of major Greek myths
Literature for Children: Myths short video from DE Streaming
Clickable Painting of the 12 main gods as research
Brain Pop of Greek Gods
Greek Mythology Unit with readings and activities
Webquest type activity with questions, lessons and pacing – good for an extension project!
A few activity pages, including one of designing your own urn