Unit 1: Myths and Legends

| Between the Lines | 4e secondaire | English

Everyone loves a good story. This was also true in ancient times. The Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and North and South American civilizations all had their own myths and legends relating to the creation of the world, man’s discovery of fire or any other phenomena which they could not otherwise explain. In this unit, students will discover five different myths and legends from the ancient world of Egypt, Greece and Rome, as well as that of the Aztec and Apaches. Finally, for evaluation purposes, students will read a text about Pandora’s box.


Digital Teacher's Toolkit ''Pour l'enseignant''


  • Content for projection in the classroom to enliven and energize your explanations:
    • Would you rather...? activities (an interactive tool that stimulates conversation with funny topics that present nonsensical situations)
    • Internet links, including videos, quizzes, reports, etc.
    • Text and activities in HTML format
    • Interactive PDF of the activity book


  • Reproductible material
    • Pedagogical notes
    • Support | The Reading Task Sheets will guide the students through the reading strategies proposed for each text. The strategies are well explained with short activities planned to help the students put each strategy into practice. These Reading Task Sheets will assist the students throughout their readings, text comprehension activities, questions and further exercises.
    • Enrichment | One or more enrichment projects are proposed for each unit. Students’ projects include researches, written compositions, oral presentations, or artistic creations. Each project includes handouts with step-by-step descriptions to facilitate the completion of each task. These projects are designed to challenge students into going further and bettering themselves.
    • Grammar exercises
    • Evaluation
    • Texts and questions to print (Turning Back the Hands of Time | The Dodo)
    • Answer key 


Learn more about our Would you rather...? activities

Let your students have zany conversations and debate over odd subjects with this interactive version of the popular Would You Rather game. It’s a playful way to improve their vocabulary and give free rein to their imagination.

Would you rather...

  • Live in a society that worships many gods and has no moral values or live in a society that worships no gods at all but has a very strict moral code?
  • Have been the discoverer of King Tut’s tomb that was full of gold and have suffered the curse or discovered the Mayan pyramids with no gold and no curse?
  • Have the power to turn everything you touch into gold or have the power to turn anyone who bores you into stone?
  • Own a pet dragon and risk setting your house on fire every time it sneezes or own a unicorn and risk getting stabbed every time it wants you to rub its forehead?
  • Get punished by having small parts of your body eaten every day by vultures or be condemned to roll a big rock up a hill for days on end only to have it roll down again as soon as you reach the top?