This resource includes two interesting lesson plans that could be used during a unit on Ancient Greece. The first introduces students to greek myths by reading and analyzing simplified versions of Athena and Arachne. The second lesson provides teachers with directions on how to lead students through a Greek alphabet translation activity. It would be valuable to provide students with background information before completing the activities. Both lessons could be integrated into larger units on Ancient Greece.
Text of the Greek myth of Athena and Arachne, much simplified from the Bullfinch's mythology version. If I'm reading aloud, I usually use the somewhat less simpliied version that is in the same collection as this file--and I pause to explain some things. But if I have to pass out the text for silent reading or homework, I use this version.