The story of “Icarus and Daedalus” is an effective myth to use when teaching about the mythology genre. Although brief, the tale contains many fundamental elements of Classical myths. Have students use storyboards to identify these elements and thus strengthen their understanding of this important genre. Provide students with a list of mythological characteristics, such as the one below, and ask them to identify and depict 3-5 elements present in “Icarus and Daedalus”. Have students include text boxes below each picture to explain their depiction.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 4 (Difficult / Complex)
Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or GroupCommon Core Standards
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Create a storyboard illustrating characteristics of myths in "Icarus and Daedalus".
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