World Myths and Legends 25 Projects You Can Build Yourself by Kathryn Ceceri
  

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World Myths and Legends 25 Projects You Can Build Yourself by Kathryn Ceceri

Providing a window into the history, science, and values of the cultures that produced them, this unique exploration of fearsome gods and brave heroes includes hands-on activities, fun facts, and modern-day connections. Projects range from experiencing the Greek tale of Odysseus and making a double soda-bottle whirlpool to fashioning a West African drum from yogurt containers and creating an indoor or outdoor garden according to the Native American story of the Three Sisters. Summarizing the characters and stories that ancient peoples used to explain the natural world and human behavior, this activity guide conducts a fascinating adventure of imagination and mystery, unveiling wonders of the past as well as emphasizing the importance of oral traditions.

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An excellent introduction to the cultures and myths of a diverse selection of peoples, and one I highly recommend to home-schoolers in particular ... The projects themselves are extremely varied, and go beyond simple craft-ness. For instance, one activity for the Greek section is to use Euclidian geometry to make an equilateral triangle--fun with compasses! --Charlotte's Library Blog

About the Author

Kathryn Ceceri is an elementary and middle school teacher and a columnist for Home Education Magazine. Her work has been featured in Child, FamilyFun, and Sesame Street Parents, and online at Wired.com. She is the author of Around the World Crafts: Great Activities for Kids Who Like History, Math, Art, Science and More! She lives in Schuylerville, New York. Shawn Braley is an award-winning illustrator who specializes in cartoon and editorial illustration. He lives in White River Junction, Vermont.

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Format

Hardback
128 pages

Author

Kathryn Ceceri
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Publisher

Nomad Press

Publication date

1st March 2010

ISBN

9781934670446


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