Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Greek Gods Notebook

Notebook cover with Hermes colouring page

Andre and I worked on a Greek Gods Notebook over the last couple of weeks. He has always been interested in Greek Mythology, and with our current read aloud of the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series by Rick Riordan (we're are on the second one), he wanted to learn more about the Greek Gods.

The first page in his notebook is a map of Ancient Greece.

I asked him to draw a map/picture of the Underworld and we included a description as  well, listing the rivers, the regions and Charon.

On this page, we have a book list of all the books we read to learn more about Greek Gods, this included reference books and myths. His top three favourite myths are listed. The creatures mini book has bits of information about each creature that Andre chose.

We made these character cards about his favourite Greek Gods, including a few details like what they look after, their parents or origin, if they are married and to whom, and their symbols. We are hoping to find some clip art that would fit nicely on the cards.

This page has a list of the 12 Olympians and an explanation of who the Titans were.

Another colouring page, Athena.

Here are a few of the books we used for our Greek Gods study.

This was a fun project! Andre and I worked on this notebook together, just the two of us, deciding what to include. As much as pre-made lapbooks are useful and probably more thorough, I find that it is more relevent and fun whenever we build our own.  


  1. Excellent job! I agree that homemade notebooks are the best!

  2. Very good job! We are studying Ancient Greece to go along with the Olympics and we just finished the first book of Percy Jackson. Looking forward to the second and the movie that comes out this weekend.

  3. To answer your question about Life of Fred, we do like it. Grace especially likes the storytelling of Fred's life. She is not a math person and I think likes the easy going pace of the book. The only thing that I worry about is not enough practice problems for her to remember certain concepts. All in all we like it alot better than a regular workbook or textbook. I am pretty sure we will continue on with it after with finish the fraction book.

  4. Hi, Alex! Thank you for suggesting I take a peek at your notebook. Wow - you and your son did a wonderful job!

    I appreciate the many ideas, as I have never learned much about Greek myths myself. Interesting stuff!

    Hope you're enjoying the Percy Jackson series. I hear it's wonderful :)

  5. This is great! I agree about making your own lapbooks--you always learn more.

  6. GREAT notebook! My kids LOVE Greek and Roman Myths...and Myths permeate a lot of modern notions.


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