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Greek Mythology: A Multimedia Bibliography

This bibliography is designed for 4th or 5th grade teachers who wish to teach a lesson or a unit on Greek Mythology. I reviewed items from ALSC’s list of Great Websites for Kids, and also used general search techniques to find a number of resources from museums, universities, and trusted publications like National Geographic.

Podcasts:

Riordan, Rick. “Episode for Families: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.” Interview by Sean Hemingway. MetMuseum. Web. http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/audio/kids/068-episode-for-families-percy-jackson–the-olympians-the-lightning-thief-at-the-met

This podcast is a recording of Sean Hemingway, an Associate Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of art, interviewing Rick Riordan, the author of Percy Jackson & the Olympians. The interview covers Riordan’s interest in Greek mythology and the how his readings of Greek mythology affected his books. The podcast is both informational and entertaining, and gives listeners a chance to connect to a popular YA novelist as well as learn about how Greek mythology can be seen and understood in our modern lives.


Websites:

ODYSSEY Online. Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester and Dallas Museum of Art. Web. http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/GREECE/home.html

This interactive website allows users to explore many different ancient cultures. Of particular interest to this bibliography is the sites section on ancient Greece and Greek mythology. This section of the site allows users to interact with Greek myths, Gods and Goddesses and teaches users about the concept of myths and their importance to ancient Greek society. The site uses visuals like constellations and photos of statuary to represent the Gods and Goddesses, which helps users to connect mythology to art and astronomy.

Windows 2 the Universe. National Earth Sciences Teachers Association. Web. http://www.windows2universe.org/

This website allows users to explore many aspects of our planet and and solar system. Included in this broad scope is information on myth and mythology, especially in terms of myths about the planet or natural phenomenons. Read more…

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