ERIC Number: ED239925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Stars and Star Myths.
Myths and tales from around the world about constellations and facts about stars in the constellations are presented. Most of the stories are from Greek and Roman mythology; however, a few Chinese, Japanese, Polynesian, Arabian, Jewish, and American Indian tales are also included. Following an introduction, myths are presented for the following 32 constellations which include the 12 signs of the zodiac: Andromeda, Aquarius, Aquila, Aries, Auriga, Bootes, Cancer, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Capricornus, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Cetus, Corvus, Cygnus, Draco, Gemini, Hercules, Leo, Lepus, Libra, Lyra, Orion, Pegasus, Perseus, Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpius, Taurus, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, and Virgo. Many of the constellations are described in more than one story. Two tests with answer keys are included along with a pronunciation guide for the names of the constellations. This document is part of a collection of materials from the Iowa Area Education Agency 7 Teacher Center project. (DC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA.
Identifiers: Constellations; PF Project; Stars
Note: Constellation charts on pages 80-93 may not reproduce well.