This Waldorf-inspired block uses the stories of the Greek pantheon as told in D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths to focus on the mechanics of writing - vocabulary study, punctuation, parts of speech, and using adjectives and adverbs to paint living pictures. Many other elements are included to make these stories and the people who told them come alive including art, music, STEM, form drawing, the development of the alphabet, the birth of Western theatre, recipes, 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. 


In this 50-page resource you will find:


  • 15 daily lesson plans to learn about the primary gods and goddesses 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.
  • Full-color photographs. 
  • 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.

The Olympians

  • 50 pages. PDF. 7.6 MB

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