Mythology Lesson - Daedalus and Icarus - Fly as High as the Sun

"Fly as high as the sun!"
-Flight of Icarus by Iron Maiden

This simple lesson guide brought to you by Wake Up Sunshine brings to life the mythological story of Icarus. While we're often encouraged to strive for our hopes and dreams, or to reach for the stars . . . how many have truly thought about what they'd do if those dreams or stars came to fruition? In the story of Daedalus and Icarus, the reader is educated as to what happens when one reaches just a bit too far.

This simple, innovative, and affordable unit allows children to be engaged in a variety of activities, which will improve their reading, writing, comprehension, critical thinking, and language skills.

Included in the Unit
3: Terms of Use
4 - 7: Core Standards Met
8: Pre-reading
9: Vocabulary Word Search
10: Vocabulary Graphic Organizers
11 - 14: Story Text
15: Story Structure Graphic Organizer
16: Cause/Effect Graphic Organizer
17: Visualization 1
18: Visualization 2
19: 5 Ws (Daedalus)
20: 5 Ws (Icarus)
21: Character Comparison Graphic Organizer
22: Theme Statement
23: Flight of Icarus Analysis
24: Setting and Sensory Graphic Organizer
25: Compare/Contrast Graphic Organizer
26: The Gist
27: Essay Topics
28: Book Report Options
29: Assessment
30: References

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Created: Jun 27, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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