Author: Zachary Hamby
Publisher: Prufrock Press
Format: Paperback (ARC)
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Summary (from Goodreads): Greek Mythology for Teens takes classical mythology to a new level by relating ancient stories to the culture, history, art, and literature of today. The book uses the innovative approach of reader's theater to teach mythology to teens, asking them to act out the stories and become engaged in a common learning experience. By looking at topics instrumental to both mythology and modern culture, teens are encouraged to question topics such as heroism, foolishness, love, and more. Each chapter builds on a particular theme found in the central myth and includes activities, discussion questions, and exercises that connect the myth to the modern world and everyday life. Visually-appealing sidebars also give background on Greek and Roman mythology and culture. Greek Mythology for Teens takes the classic myths taught in school and turns them into an engaging, interesting, and modern way of looking at old material.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Greek Mythology for Teens is a great way to teach today's teens about some of the most popular classical Greek myths. Packed with theme-based stories and activities, Greek Mythology for teens is a great resource for both the home and classroom! Even though I've been studying all things mythology for a few years now, I learned a lot from this guide. It made the less-interesting myths a lot more relate-able by comparing them to situations in a modern teen's everyday life and describing the personality of each god. I really enjoyed the little plays at the beginning of each new section - they could be a great way to get less-interested students to participate and learn the material while still having fun. I recommend this to high school teachers - English teachers especially!