Mythology, Folklore, and the Hero's Journey

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Legends - The Robin Hood Pages
"The original outlaw behind Batman and Zorro and The Scarlet Pimpernel was a ragged ruffian who might have worn Lincoln Green, whose shadow stretching across the centuries tells us much about our changing understanding of order and honor and justice." Links to a variety of resources.

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
Twenty-one stories, downloadable in multiple formats, including EPUB, Kindle, and plain text.

Mr. P's Mythopedia
An online encyclopedia of mythology.

Mythology by Edith Hamilton
Text of the book in epub format from the Open Library project.

Mythological Barbie
Students create a doll who represents a mythological figure, including accessories, a vehicle, and a reference to a related doll. This unit plan includes discussion of both toys and gender roles in modern and ancient society. Includes models, adaptable for other legends.

Mythology Hangman
This fun activity provides students with resources to help with answers that may be challenging.

Mythology PowerPoint
Students research a character from Greek mythology and present their findings to the class in a slide presentation.

Mythology Webquest
Students research a character from Greek mythology and present their findings to the class. The lesson is differentiated by allowing different kinds of presentations.

Myths, Folktales and Fairy Tales
Standards-based reading and writing activities by grade level. Lessons include rubrics. Be sure to click on the Teachers Guide.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Students compare and contrast characters from various texts and compile the collected information into several graphic organizers. This 4-day unit includes assessments and Web links. It is designed for middle schoolers.

Regional Folklore and Mythology
An extensive collection of links to stories from around the world.

Special Topics in Folklore and Mythology
An eclectic set of links regarding archetypes, myths, legends, and other topics.

The Totem Project
A constructivist, multiple-intelligences based, cross-curriculum, spiritual self-discovery for grades 6-12.

Unicorns, Dragons, and Other Magical Creatures
By drawing upon young students' interest in magical things, these activities encourage students to explore similarities and differences in traditions and symbolism that exist in cultures around the world and to understand how different social meanings are embedded in make-believe creatures.

Lesson plans and teaching resources for the Aeneid.

Windows to the Universe
This site integrates mythology and modern science. Click on "Myths, Stories, and Art" for links to world mythology and to stories and folk tales about natural phenomena. Appropriate for many grade levels, including elementary students.

World Myths and Legends in Art
A definition of myth, collections of art organized by culture and by theme, and an entire downloadable curriculum. "Compare & Contrast" helps students write a compare/contrast essay by providing additional information about 2 works they have chosen. The curriculum document requires Adobe Reader, available free via a link at the site. This site is outstanding!

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