Reaching Olympus: Heroes, Beasts, and Monsters (Digital Download)
Reaching Olympus: The Greek Myths, Heroes, Beasts, and Monsters features eleven classic myths in interactive-script form:
- The Tale of Perseus
- The Story of Atalanta, the Female Warrior
- The Golden Fleece: Jason and the Argonauts Part I
- Aboard the Argo: Jason and the Argonauts Part II
- Medea the Witch: Jason and the Argonauts Part III
- Oedipus Rex
- Orpheus and Eurydice
- Narcissus and Echo
- The Inventor's Apprentice
- Daedalus and Icarus
- The Winged Horse
Note: This is a digital (PDF) copy of the book, NOT a physical copy. With this digital copy of the book, you can print the plays and activities directly from your computer! After payment, you will be emailed instructions and a secure link for downloading the product. You'll also be emailed the easy-to-remember PASSWORD that you'll need to open the secure PDF.
About the Series: The Reaching Olympus series uses classroom-tested script-stories specifically designed for 6th-12th grade students to re-tell the great myths and legends of world mythology. Script-stories are an innovative and powerful teaching tool that allows students to break away from silent reading and actively participate in an "acting out" experience where words and myth come to life!
Extras for Teachers: Each script-story is prefaced by a 2-page teacher guide providing a synopsis of the myth, relevant background information and commentary on the myth, anticipatory questions for pre-story discussion, essential questions to help analyze the "big ideas" behind each myth, recall questions to check reading comprehension, and instructions for teaching commonly-tested terms and literary devices using each play. Supplemental materials include a temple-building game, a Find-It (Where's-Waldo-style) puzzle, two bonus myths ("The Contest for Athens" and "The Adventures of Apollo"), a glossary of important characters, and a name pronunciation guide. Read more about the Reaching Olympus series.
Customer Testimonials: "Your materials are a lifesaver....The kids really enjoy the plays. I almost get nervous that the Senior English teacher is going to get suspicious why there's so much laughing coming from my room." -Mike S. (Wisconsin Educator)-