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Water, Art and Greek Mythology: Achelous and Hercules

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Language Arts And English +6 Age Level Primary (5 to 8 years old)

A teacher's guide to the painting Achelous and Hercules, by Thomas Hart Benton. This 1947 mural retells an Ancient Greek myth in the context of the American Midwest. Includes the painting, a pdf of the myth "Achelous and Hercules", a supplemental picture guide to the story, a non-fiction article about fresh water from Readworks, and a supplemental worksheet.


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Achelous and Hercules

Smithsonian American Art Museum

See. Think. Wonder.

Taylor Hummell

Water

Readworks- Linda Ruggieri

Achelous and Hercules

Smithsonian American Art Museum