myths
Osbourn High School  
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WebQuest on Greek Mythology


Task 1 - Use the site www.myth.web.com  (See "Useful Links" listed below.) to explain the characters and terms on the worksheet.

English 9    Name________________________Date_____________________

For this unit, you need to know the following mythical terms/characters:
1. Chaos
2. Uranus
3. Gaia
4. Cyclops
5. Cronus
6. Rhea
7. Atlas
8. Prometheus
9. Epimetheus
10. Pandora
11. Zeus
12. Hera
13. Poseidon
14. Hades
15. Demeter
16. Persephone
17. Apollo
18. Hermes
19. the Cadeusus
20. Artemis
21. Aphrodite
22. Eros
23. Hephaestus
24. Ares
25. Pan
26. Athena
27. Dionysus
28. Hestia
29. The Underworld
          *Styx
          * Charon
          *Cerberus
30.  Perseus
31.  Medusa
32. Theseus
33. Minotaur
34. Echo
35. Narcissus
36. Achilles
37. Janus
38. Tantalus
39. Sisyphis
40. Orpheus
41. Euridyce
42. Daedalus
43. Icarus
44. Fates – Clothos, Lachesis, Atropos
45. Muses

Task 2 - Play Mythology game - Activity 1 below.

Task 3 - Many of the words that we use in everyday language are derived from Greek Mythology.  Use the site- (listed below under "Useful Links")
http://www.kl.oakland.edu/kraemer/edcm/contents.html to explain the origin of the following words:
1. iris
2. Saturday
3. volcano
4. amethyst
5. arachnid
6. atlas
7. March
8. cereal
9. January
10. mnemonic
11. python
12. lethargy (see Lethe)
13. zephyr
14. echo
15. Nike
16. hygiene
17. morphine
18. salute/salutary
19. phoenix
20. flora
21. stamina
22. titanic
23. capitol
24. hypnosis
25. ocean
26. May
27. panic
28. tantalize
29. harpy
30. siren

Task 4   - Do quizzes and worksheets on Word Meanings at http://fayette.k12.in.us/~cbeard/calliope/atlas.html - See Task 4 link below-"Useful Links." Be sure to print completed worksheets.

Task 5 - Listen to an audo recording of the story of Phaethon - http://www.artsmia.org/world-myths/viewallart/cassone_story.html.  (In "Useful Links" below)
Do discussion question #1 on that page

Task 6 - Read the Introductory Page and do the two activities at http://www.jlhs.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Classes/Language_Arts/Greek_Mythology/Making_Meanings.html (In "Useful Links" below)




My Quia activities and quizzes
Greek Mythical Characters/Terms
https://www.quia.com/jg/501196.html
Activity 1 - Matching Mythical Characters/Terms
Useful links
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