This combines The Olympians and Beneath Olympus, two Waldorf-inspired blocks based on the stories in D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths.
It includes an end-of-block project based on your child's choice of an epic hero's tale: Danaüs, Perseus, and the Gorgon; or Heracles; or Theseus; or The Golden Fleece; and a bonus mini-lesson for transitioning from the study and stories of Greek mythology to the stories of Greek history based on "The Apples of Love and the Apple of Discord."
You'll find lots of extras including connections to art, music, the birth of Western theatre, and more.
This block is for families following a Waldorf-inspired path and/or families who enjoy unit-style studies will also enjoy this block. Target age is 10 -12, though older children may also find it captivating.
70+ page resource, you will find:
- 30 daily lesson plans with lots of extras including connections to art, music, STEM, form drawing, the development of the alphabet, the birth of Western theatre, recipes, and more.
- A list of suggested main lesson book pages.
- Engagement Boosters to help you pique interest in lessons and future studies.
You will guide your child to:
Understand and give examples of ways that Ancient Greece continues to influence contemporary culture.
- Identify and describe the primary gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon.
- Create a map and describe the geography of Greece. Understand that the location and terrain of Greece influenced their sacred stories and that the deities were closely tied to geography and natural rhythms. They were also somewhat territorial which helped give rise to and support the city-states. (to be studied in-depth in Grade 6).
- Learn and use new vocabulary, with special emphasis on multi-meaning words. Use the dictionary and thesaurus and study Greek root words.
- Review the basic elements of grammar and composition including nouns, verbs; subject and predicate; capitalization of first word in a sentence and of proper nouns; end punctuation; complete sentences, sentence fragments, run-on sentences; four types of sentences; prepositions.
- Practice finding "the part that tells" when learning new words or discussing information in a text.
- Use Venn diagrams to compare and contrast characters and elements to deepen reading comprehension and prepare for more complex writing.
- Write vibrant paragraphs and summaries incorporating adjectives and adverbs.
- Identify and describe well-known mortals and demigods from Greek mythology.
- Write with consideration of varying sentence types, length, and structure.
- Write summaries, compare/contrast compositions, and position paragraphs.
73 pages. PDF.