The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Myths Today: Hero Myths
Have students write and present hero myths from contemporary stories, movies, or popular culture.
2. Class Debate
Are the myths students presented of the same caliber as the myths Leeming describes? Are they less mythic than the ancient myths?
3. Filling In the Blanks
Make a list of any types of myths Leeming omits from The World of Myth. How can you account for his exclusions?
4. Marketing The World of Myth
Readers today are famously resistant to reading books. How would you market...
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