Monday, February 16, 2009

Zeus vs. Luke Skywalker

With a gazillion channels on television, you can always depend on the History Channel. This weekend we ended up watching Cities of the Underworld. He traveled beneath the ancient Greek cities and touched on some of the Greek Gods. I remember in 2nd grade I was in a special class where we learned about many of them. It was so exciting and I still recall some of the stories pretty vividly. That led me to thinking "Is this too involved/violent/advanced for me to start teaching the kiddo?"

During the show kiddo was asking questions about who was this and what was that. I was answering to the best of my ability when I realized, it was no more involved or violent than Star Wars, and he knows ALL about that! I have been searching the net and have found several good books with high ratings for children on Greek Mythology. I'm not sure what we will pick up but I thought we may head to the library and see what is available there first. I am looking forward to re-learning along with him.

If you know of any spectacular books that you have used for Greek Mythology, please add them in the comments!

1 comment:

Jamie said...

I know this post is months old, but D'Allaire's Greek Myths is a marvelous, classic, yet accessible work for children and better yet, when your little thinker is a little less little, be sure to check out Percy Jackson and the Olympians. It's a modern day adventure series about a boy who is a demi-god (son of a human and a Greek god) though he never knew it, who finds out all the gods, goddesses, heroes and terrors of the ancient myths are still around and operating in the modern world. It's a blast of a series, a la Harry Potter. My son and I both love them.