Reading Level: Gr. 5-6 Interest Level: Gr. 5-8
The tradition of storytelling is a part of every culture. By studying myths, we can learn about a civilization’s history and culture and can make connections between groups of people around the world. Myths Understood is an innovative new series that explores how myths reveal a culture’s way of life. Each book begins with brief overview of a civilization, including information about the physical landscape, government, and religious beliefs. The book then introduces myths from the culture and examines common themes found in the myths that shed light on the people’s way of life. Lastly, each book explores how myths inspired later literature and arts and how they continue to influence our world today.