On this post we will read short stories about Egyptian and Greek mythology. A myth is a story based on tradition or legend, which has a symbolic meaning.
Myth 1: Egyptian creation
Myth 2: How the Gods began
Greek Myth: The Wooden Horse
This is a short story about the legend of the wooden horse at the Troyan war.
Other Greek Myths: Finally, here is the link to other short stories of Greek myths including an easy version of the Minotaur.
Greek Myth: Daedalus and Icarus
This is the story of one young man who did not listen to his father’s warning. Play the story to find out what happened.
Here is the link to the story text of Daedalus and Icarus (This story has not an easy read version)
Greek Myth: Pandora’s Box
It was just a simple box. What was in it? Could it be gold, or silver, even precious stones? Surely just taking a very quick look inside couldn’t do any harm – could it?
Here is the link to the story text and an easy read version of Pandora’s Box
Third Greek Myth: Theseus and the Minotaur
A long time ago, in a dark Labyrinth, lived a terrifying monster. A monster that ate humans. Could the brave Theseus defeat the beast? Why not read the story and find out.
Here is the story text and an easy read version of Theseus and the Minotaur
Greek Myth: Arachne the Spinner
Arachne was a very talented spinner and weaver but also arrogant, so arrogant she challenged the goddess Athena to a contest. Find out what happened when the goddess accepted the challenge.
This is the link to the story text and an easy read version of Arachne the Spinner
Project: In groups of three, choose one of these myths and memorize it. In class you will tell the story to all your classmates. You can create a presentation with images to help you. You can also use marionettes or puppets or wear a costume to illustrate your story and record a video. The presentation will be NEXT FRIDAY 19th JUNE.
Here is the link to include your presentation if you choose to create a pdf document. Digital board about myths
Send a comment to this post telling us your favourite myth and your opinion about this project.