Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island

This guide to Mythology Island will help kids discover Greek mythology as they explore Mount Olympus with Apollo, Athena, Hercules, Zeus, and the other gods who will be referenced throughout a lifetime of reading.

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Poptropica Teaching Guide

Mythology Island

Related Resources

After learning about the gods and goddesses on Mythology Island, students will be intrigued by the many stories of the Ancient Greeks and their religion. Discover more about the Greek gods and average life in Ancient Greece!

Common Core Alignment

Using the Common Core State Standards in your classroom? This Poptropica teaching guide aligns to several standards.
  • 1. A Hero's Quest
    Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
    Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

  • 2. The Drachma and the Euro
    Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
    Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
    Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
    Use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units; manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities.
    Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

  • 3. Mythological Monster Mash
    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

  • 4. Family is Complicated
    Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
    Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

  • 5. It's To Die For!
    Choose words and phrases for effect.
    Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
    Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

  • Worksheet #1: Virtual Vocabulary
    Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

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