The Greeks tell the story in Apollodorus’ Bibliotheca.The Roman version appears in Ovid’s Metamorphoses.More recent tellings of the story include artistic interpretations and poetic explorations of the myth’s themes. The legend of Daedalus and Icarus, his irreverent son, hands us down a cautionary tale about the power of invention and the danger of bravado. Put the events in the story in the correct order by numbering them 1–6. It is a story that is often attributed to the Roman poet Ovid in his magnum opus Metamorphoses. 3. With the use of conflict, characterization, and imagery the author conveys how pride can cause you to make disastrous choices. Daedalus wanted to honor the newborn princess with a special gift. He died because he didn't listen to his father's advice. Daedalus made a labyrinth. Tell students that this image shows Daedalus and his son Icarus who is also in this story. Ask your students to read and compare the Greek Icarus and Daedalus story with a Dreaming story. The Greek myth Daedalus and Icarus is perfect for teaching a number of Common Core literature standards. Icarus fl ew too close to the Sun. Ask students what they remember about Daedalus. Lesson Summary. Many people are familiar with the Greek legend of Icarus, a boy who flew on wings of feathers and wax. King Minos threw Daedalus and his son into the labyrinth. You'll gain access to interventions, extensions, task implementation guides, and more for this lesson plan. But, in his society, the line that separated god from man was absolute, and the punishment for mortals who attempted to cross it was severe. Daedalus and Icarus: Don’t Fly Too Close to the Sun. He went too high and crashed to his death as the wax melted in the heat of the sun. Then enjoy the mini-lesson covering vocabulary, comprehension questions, and writing. Look for a link to the handout at the bottom of the post. Students can discuss the themes between the two stories as well as the setting and what happens in the beginning, middle and end of each story. Image credit: John Melven from The Noun Project Any issues, comments or questions please get in touch; I'm here to help! Personal Connections Ask students if they have ever eaten an ice cream cone on a hot day. The Gift. Daedalus was talented. This resource aligns with the Australian Curriculum Health & PE topic (ACPPS042). Read the myth. Show image 6A-4: Daedalus instructing and warning Icarus Remind students that they met Daedalus in the last story. Daedalus and Icarus fl ew away. Icarus was foolish. The lesson wasn't about flying. Icarus isn't dead because he flew. In mythological ancient Greece, Icarus flew above Crete on wings made from wax and feathers, defying the laws of man and nature. To witnesses on the ground, he looked like a god, and he felt like one too. As a punishment from King Minos, the father and son were doomed to spend their days imprisoned. The story of Daedalus and Icarus is a popular myth that recounts the escape from Crete by the crafty inventor Daedalus and his son Icarus. These elements are used to give the reader something to think about. The story has been reproduced here in printable format with the kind permission of E2BN with whom all rights reserve. The story of Icarus and Daedalus has been revisited in many forms throughout the centuries. Students re-read and summarize “The Story of Daedalus and Icarus” from Metamorphoses by Ovid. At the start of this myth, Daedalus the inventor and his son Icarus are found trapped in a labyrinth of Daedalus’ own creation. Amy Adkins explains the myth of Icarus and Daedalus. The general theme of the story involves the ingenuity and bril Daedalus and Icarus escaped from the labyrinth. Phaethon and Daedalus and Icarus share a story with a Greek tragedy. Daedalus made some wings. 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