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About Panorama

Features of the textbook:

  • Over 100 full-color photographs and 100 high-quality etchings fill the 250-page book.
  • An introductory chapter presents the common themes in world mythology.
  • A second chapter provides concise histories of ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and the European Renaissance.
  • An in-depth chapter on classical origin myths includes detailed "biographies" of the Olympians and more than 20 other prominent deities.
  • A core chapter organizes 25 myths into six thematic units, making them easier to remember and discuss.
  • A hero chapter includes the stories of Perseus, Theseus, Jason, and Heracles.
  • Two chapters provide extensive background information and clear retellings of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid.
  • Sidebar text throughout the book focuses on building vocabulary and connecting the material to modern life.
  • Over 35 quotes from primary sources support the text and include Hesiod's Theogony, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and Virgil's Aeneid.
  • All the myths and major deities are accompanied by a visual symbol to help readers remember the stories and characters.
  • A glossary of mythological names includes over 250 entries, each with a thorough description and a clear pronunciation guide.
  • A complete index makes the book an invaluable resource for research.

Features of the support material:

  • A 130-page Teacher's Guide provides key points, summaries, comprehension questions and answers, and vocabulary definitions for each chapter.
  • Each chapter of the guide also features several "To Consider" sections, which offer activities geared specifically toward creative instruction and assessment.
  • The Teacher's Guide provides a code that allows teachers and homeschooling families to download over 100 worksheets and activities from Clew Publishing's website.