- easy-to-pull-off projects using commonly found objects and tools.
As mentioned in the previous post, a great extension activity for students is creating their own pop-ups. Not as easy as it sounds, unless, of course, you have a resource such as Robert Sabuda's own web site which features printable templates for over two dozen pop-ups. These can serve as great presentation formats for seasonal poetry, short stories, or book reports, or for creating cards for a special occasion. (Candlewick has also posted a simple pop-up template on their site).
Men, Myths, and Minds
Men, Myths, and Minds not only tells about some of the more common Greek gods, but also describes how they were archetypes of behaviors, from which listeners of the ancient tales were to learn. Another good site for student research.
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Fun stuff to do online, related to the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Dress a Roman soldier, design a Greek Pot, print out timelines, etc.
Adventures in Ancient Greece
Although not a lot here about mythology, this site provides an interactive way for students to learn about Greek culture. Cartoon-based and kid-friendly.
Enter to Win!
To enter to win one of two copies of Encyclopedia Mythologica: Gods and Heroes, simply email me, with Gods and Heroes in the subject line by Wednesday, June 2nd, 9:00 PM EST. That's it! No human sacrifices, no consulting the Oracle at Delphi, no Herculean tasks. You can always become a follower of this blog (and keep in touch for future giveaways), but that's not required.
I'll notify winners (drawn at random) on Thursday, and Candlewick will send the book directly to you. Thanks to Candlewick Press and good luck to all entrants!