If you nodded your head in agreement while reading any of these questions, then you will definitely want to take a look at the all-digital Smithsonian in Your Classroom resources.
Through a new series titled “Myths in Words and Pictures“, the digital Smithsonian in Your Classroom features artwork depicting stories from classical mythology as well as the texts of the stories themselves. For thousands of years and continuing in our own time, the Greek myths have informed literature, art, and popular culture. Whether your students are new to mythology or already love it, they will enjoy reading the stories and exploring the self-directed interactives while building their analytical skills. With your instruction, they will discover ways pictures can tell stories—and ways stories can take on new meanings in pictures.
Not only can Greek mythology be utilized to introduce and illustrate key elements in literacy works—character, point of view, symbolism, irony, plot and theme, but the “Myths in Words and Pictures” online lessons address Common Core Language Arts and National Visual Arts standards for making connections between creative writing and graphic representations.