We love Memoria Press and always have enjoyed their classical education products. So we were extra excited when we were selected to review the D'Aulaires' Greek Myths set this time. We are also fans of a popular series for young readers on the Greek gods so this fit in right along with the other books we have been listening to.
What we received:
We received the Greek Myths book, study guide and teachers guide, along with flashcards that go along with the books. The student guide offers questions, vocabulary words, activities and more for you to work through while you're reading the book. The teachers guide of course provides the answers and teaching tips on how you can progress through the series itself. The flashcards are great on the go to review what you've studied so far in the book.
How we used it:
The set is typically recommended for 3rd through 6th graders but can be tweaked for older students as well. For us, we are in 4th/5th grade so this worked perfectly. Our day would consist of Boo Bear reading through a story of one of the Greek gods and then we'd work on the questions together. He's a typical boy and would prefer oral answers over writing them, so we do a little of both.
The flashcards go along with each story you read so we would work on them a couple times a week. They helped us to remember the stories and facts we'd already read while moving along through the book.
Each part of the student guide helps to reiterate what was read. There's the facts to know section that helps you remember the keys of that particular god's story. Items such as the names used for Father Sky and Mother Earth, the islands where they lived or key events that took place in that Greek god's tale.
There's also the vocabulary section of the chapter that goes over the more difficult words you have covered in that particular story. There's review lessons throughout as well to help make sure that the stories you read are sticking with you. (that's where the flashcards come in handy).
You'll also find map pages in the student guide and drawing pages for your child to use their creativity throughout the sections. You'll find a variety of god's mentioned such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Theseus, and even King Midas.
What we thought:
Honestly, we really enjoyed this particular study. We are still working through it and are loving the facts and experiences we are reading about. As I mentioned before there's a popular series of books we like to listen to that talk about the Greek god's and this goes along well with that book series. It helps us to get more facts and learn about each of the different god's we hear mentioned throughout that series. You can tie these two together for a great literature study if you wish.
Boo Bear enjoyed this particular literature set just as much as I did. It helps to have something fun and exciting to read and the artwork is amazing in the book. I would highly recommend this if you're looking for a fun literature supplement study for your school year. You can pursue lots of avenues with it studying the different people each on their own, finding ones your children are interested in and comparing them to people you meet each day. There's really a lot of different ways you can take this great Memoria Press curriculum on your school journey.
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