Myth Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has a master's degree in cancer biology and has taught high school and college biology.

Teaching your students about myths can be fun and creative with this lesson plan. They will learn about myths by reading and discussing a text lesson and myth of your choice. They will then work in groups to create a myth of their very own.


Students who complete this lesson will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the purposes of myths
  • Create their own myth


1.5 hours

Curriculum Standards


Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.


  • Class set of copies of What is a Myth - Lesson for Kids
  • Class set of copies of a short myth of your choice
  • Computer
  • Projector
  • Large white paper (enough for each group)
  • Index cards with different topics for myths on them (one topic per card; these should be faced down on a table)

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