Reflection: Modeling What Is Mythology? - Section 1: Activator


If you want to improve student focus and learning then it is not enough for them to just hear something once. Taking notes increases engagement during class and gives the students something to reference as the unit of study continues and the notes become a study guide for reference before assessments. I let the students choose the method of note taking, either they write in a notebook or in an electronic document. Modeling guidelines for setting up the paper/document is important so that they acquire good habits. Each set of notes need an appropriate title and date and the facts/details should be organized by topic.

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What Is Mythology?

Unit 11: Mythology
Lesson 1 of 16

Objective: SWBAT develop a working definition of ‘mythology’ and build background for a study of this literary genre and readiness to explore the characteristics of myths.

Big Idea: Mythology is part of the oral tradition and there are different types of myths and purposes for each story.

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