ERIC Number: ED477617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Myths. ArtsEdge Curricula, Lessons and Activities.
This curriculum unit addresses myths in Western cultures and in other cultures around the world. The three lessons in the unit gives students the opportunity to think critically about how and why myths were first created, and to create their own myths. Specifically, in the unit students read, discuss, and respond in writing to myths from Greek, Hawaiian, and African cultures, and then graphically represent a myth they read in class in small groups. For each lesson the unit presents an overview; suggests length and grade level; gives subjects and subtopics; cites dimensions of learning and intelligences being addressed; and lists equipment and materials needed as well as teacher resources. It also outlines National Standards for Arts Education and other standards; cites instructional objectives and strategies; provides a detailed, step-by-step instructional plan; and suggests assessment and extension activities for each lesson. The following lessons are part of the unit: Myths: A World of Myths; Myths: Elements of Myths; and Myths: Writing Myths. Contains sample checklists for writing assignments, a sample scoring rubric, and standards for rubrics. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Mythology, Scoring Rubrics, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study, Writing Assignments
For full text: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/teaching_materials/curricula/curricula.cfm?subject_id=LNA.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Students
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.