ERIC Number: ED410602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Greek Myths: 8 Short Plays for the Classroom.
Noting that myths are a powerful classroom tool, this book presents 8 short plays (in a readers' theater format) for grades 4-8. After an introduction that discusses getting started and using the book, plays in the book are: (1) "The Gods Must Be Crazy: The Story of Cupid and Psyche"; (2) "The Sound of Music Goes Underground: The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice"; (3) "Ransom: The Story of Theseus and the Minotaur"; (4) "Flying High (and Its Dangers): The Story of Daedalus and Icarus"; (5) "Vanity Fair: The Story of Echo and Narcissus"; (6) "Legends of the Fall: The Story of Odysseus, Helen, and the City of Troy"; (7) "Sea Trek: The Story of Odysseus and His Travels"; and (8) "Speed: The Story of Atalanta." Each play in the book is followed by a series of critical thinking questions and some extension activities. Additional discussion questions and extension activities, and a 12-item list of additional reading materials are included. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classical Literature, Critical Thinking, Drama, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Mythology, Readers Theater
Scholastic, Inc., 2931 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65102 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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