Greek Mythology Primary Resource
Learn about the gods, goddesses, monsters and heroes of Ancient Greece
This primary resource introduces children to Ancient Greek mythology. How did Zeus become King of the Gods? Who was Medusa? Which ancient Greek hero defeated the Minotaur?
In our National Geographic Kids’ Greek mythology primary resource sheets, pupils will learn about Zeus and other gods of Ancient Greece. They will also discover famous tales from Greek mythology – including the stories of Medusa, the Minotaur and the Hydra.
The teaching resource can be used in study group tasks for learning about Ancient Greek mythology and Ancient Greek culture. It can be used as a printed handout for each pupil to review and highlight key information, or for display on the interactive whiteboard for class discussion.
Activity: Ask children to complete a reading comprehension exercise based on our Zeus King of the Gods resource sheet (download below). To get pupils engaged with characters from Greek Mythology, they could write their own stories using monsters and heroes from our Tales of Terror from Ancient Greece sheet (download below). As an art activity, ask children to create a poster of their favourite monster and hero for a classroom display about Ancient Greece.
N.B. The following information for mapping the resource documents to the school curriculum is specifically tailored to the English National Curriculum and Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. We are currently working to bring specifically tailored curriculum resource links for our other territories; including South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. If you have any queries about our upcoming curriculum resource links, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This History primary resource assists with teaching the following History objectives from the National Curriculum:
• Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind.
National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History objective:
• Pupils should be taught about: Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world.
This History primary resource assists with teaching the following Social Studies Second level objective from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:
• I can discuss why people and events from a particular time in the past were important, placing them within a historical sequence.
• I can compare and contrast a society in the past with my own and contribute to a discussion of the similarities and differences.
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