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Greek Mythology for Students Video Series
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Grades: 4-8
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Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks created a wealth of compelling stories to explain the mysteries and complexities of the world around them. These myths were embellished and changed by storytellers over time to include the legends of heroes, monsters and gods that continue to fascinate and inspire us today! Greek Mythology for Students is an animated video series that captures the drama of these stories and illustrates the ancients' beliefs about the wonders of the universe. Each show is enhanced by an informative on-camera host, who helps highlight some of the common mythological themes threaded throughout ancient culture and history, and shows students how these powerful myths still relate to our lives today. Teacher's Guides are included and available online.


This Collection Includes 10 Titles
Constellation Myths / Greek Mythology for Students Video Series
9F01D - One can look at the night sky as a picture book containing the images of some of the best known monsters, heroes and characters of ancient mythology. Constellation Myths recounts a few of the tales that the ancient Greeks and Romans composed around star formations as they searched for clues about life here on Earth. While we no longer believ...
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Defying the Gods / Greek Mythology for Students Video Series
9F02D - Many ancient myths were stories designed to warn people against poor judgment and excessive pride or hubris. Those who dared to cross the gods, compete with them or question their authority did so at great peril. In Defying the Gods, students will see the tales of Arachne the boastful weaver & Athena, Daedalus & his foolhardy son, Icaraus, P...
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Gods of Olympus, The / Greek Mythology for Students Video Series
9F03D - The myths of ancient Greece were passed down by word of mouth, over thousands of years, often changing over time. These legendary tales revolved around a family of immortal gods who, while incredibly powerful, had some very human characteristics -- complete with petty resentments, wounded egos and frequent quarrels that erupted into larger-than-lif...
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Jason & The Golden Fleece / Greek Mythology for Students Video Series
9F04D - The oldest heroic epic in Greek mythology, the tale of Jason and his crew of Argonauts sets the pattern for all the hero myths that follow. Jason & the Golden Fleece is the tale of an epic voyage filled with dangers and pitfalls that serve as a test of Jason's bravery, intelligence and physical strength. Join Jason on his ship, the Argo, as ...
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Journeys of Odysseus, The / Greek Mythology for Students Video Series
9F05D - In Greek mythology, brave Odysseus ruled the kingdom of Ithaca with his clever and beautiful queen, Penelope. After leading his troops to victory in the Trojan War, this revered hero begins a long and treacherous journey home, an "odyssey" recounted in Homer's epic poem of the same name. In The Journeys of Odysseus, students discover how Ody...
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Labors of Heracles, The / Greek Mythology for Students Video Series
9F06D - The legend of Heracles originated thousands of years ago with stories of a mighty hero who continually confronted danger and possible death, but in the process, gained everlasting fame and glory. Better known by his Roman name Hercules, Heracles is perhaps the most famous of all the classic heroes. Even though his father is Zeus, the greatest of go...
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Nature Myths / Greek Mythology for Students Video Series
9F07D - The ancient Greeks were fascinated with the mysteries of nature, and storytellers often attempted to explain natural phenomena through the tales they created. In Nature Myths, students learn the mythical rationale behind the cycle of the seasons through the story of Persephone, who must return to the underworld each year, causing winter. Vie...
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Perseus & Medusa / Greek Mythology for Students Video Series
9F08D - The ancient Greeks believed that their lives were controlled by the fates. But how a person arrived at his or her destiny was another matter -- both free will and the influence of the gods played major roles in shaping a person's life. Case in point: Perseus, whose tale is of a young man who struggles to fulfill his own fate with the help of the po...
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Theseus & The Minotaur / Greek Mythology for Students Video Series
9F09D - Theseus was a mortal who got very little help from the gods. Yet, because he left the comfort of his village to take on a life of great challenges, danger and tremendous responsibility, Theseus is widely considered one of the most popular of the ancient heroes. Theseus & The Minotaur charts the adventures of this heroic character -- from his...
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Trojan War, The / Greek Mythology for Students Video Series
9F10D - In The Trojan War, students will be fascinated by a vivid retelling of scenes from Homer's legendary epic poem, The Iliad, which reveals the story of a war between the Greeks and Trojans in which the gods of Mount Olympus took sides. Viewers learn of a squabble among goddesses, which was judged by a shepherd named Paris and that resul...
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