Explore Greek Myths!: With 25 Great Projects by Anita YasudaExplore Greek Myths!: With 25 Great Projects by Anita Yasuda

Explore Greek Myths!: With 25 Great Projects

byAnita YasudaIllustratorMike Crosier

Paperback | October 11, 2016

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Architecture, democracy, the Olympics-the modern world owes a lot to the ancient Greeks! In Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects, readers embark on a fascinating journey to explore the myths that infused ancient Greek culture, civilization, and innovation. Readers will learn how these myths, popular more than 3,000 years ago, have provided fundamental support to today's art, architecture, mathematics, science, philosophy, literature, and government.Readers will read about the adventures of many Greek gods, such as Zeus, who could throw lightning bolts and Athena, who personally protected the city of Athens. Readers will also meet great heroes, including the mighty Heracles, Perseus, who freed a princess chained to a rock, and Odysseus, who battled with a one-eyed giant called a Cyclopes. These characters and creatures serve to both entertain and offer lessons in morality, while also explaining the natural phenomenon that the ancient Greeks had no scientific explanation for.The lively text, surprising fun facts, jokes, and colorful illustrations encourage children to explore Greek mythology and make connections to our modern culture and language. Hands-on activities include making a topographical map of ancient Greece and designing Greek columns, while links to online primary sources encourage readers to explore the topic independently.
Anita Yasuda is the author of more than 100 books for children and adults, including Explore Simple Machines!, Explore Native American Cultures!, and Astronomy: Cool Women in Space for Nomad Press. She is a member of the Society of Children's Books Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrat...
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Title:Explore Greek Myths!: With 25 Great ProjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.21 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Nomad PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1619304503

ISBN - 13:9781619304505

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Table of Contents


. Timeline

. Introduction: Explore Greek Mythology

. Chapter 1 The Ancient Greek World

. Chapter 2 Monsters and Mayhem

. Chapter 3 Heroes and Impossible Tasks

. Chapter 4 Gods and Grandeur

. Chapter 5 Myths in the Modern World

. Chapter 6 Similar Stories

. Glossary

. Resources

. Index

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o School Library Connection: This title pairs informational text on the basic history and culture of the Ancient Greeks with a variety of simple STEAM projects readers can complete with little or no supervision. Yasuda is most effective when she provides activities that are open-ended and when she compares Greek mythology to that of other cultures around the world, providing her audience with the opportunity for thoughtful exploration and critical thinking. o School Library A jam-packed, informative title on ancient Greek myths. Yasuda isn't just retelling the old familiar tales. Instead, she has placed the myths in context so that each chapter is a different exploration of ancient Greek life and culture.p> DIG Magazine October 2017Explore Greek Myths with 25 Great Projects by Anita Yasuda takes readers on a fact-filled journeythrough ancient Greek religious beliefs. Crafts, such as making a model of the Parthenon, constructing a labyrinth, experimenting with earthquakes, and fashioning a lyre-all accompanied by informative text and sidebars-offer a great introduction to this topic."