ERIC Number: ED156612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
An Introduction to Mythology in Children's Literature.
Schmiesing, Diane L.
This third-grade unit, developed by the Public Education Religion Studies Center at Wright State University, is for all ability levels and seeks to introduce children to mythology. Objectives are to help children realize that mythology is more than just story. Rather, it is one way in which cultures explain their past. Although designed for a language arts program, the unit is interdisciplinary and can be used in the social studies classroom. Resources are limited to Greek, Roman, and American Indian mythology. However, many of the resources listed for the teacher would be useful for studying myths of different cultures. An outline of concepts, generalizations, subject matter, and vocabulary is provided. Seven cognitive objectives such as being able to define "myth" and"mythology" are listed. Sixteen initiatory, developmental, and culminating activities are described. Student and teacher evaluation suggestions are given plus student participation evaluation suggestions. Instructional resources are listed for both the teacher and the student. (Author/BC)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classical Literature, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Grade 3, Heterogeneous Grouping, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Mythology, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study
Public Education Religion Studies Center, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45431 ($1.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH. Public Education Religion Studies Center.
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