ArtsEdge has a lesson for grades 6-8 on Interpreting Mythology Through Dance in which students "learn about Ancient Egyptian rituals and attitudes about death and the afterlife. They learn about the mythological 12-hour journey of the sun god Re and explore an online Smithsonian Museum exhibit on the subject. The students physically review locomotor and non-locomotor movements and the different qualities of movement. Working individually and in groups, the students choreograph a movement that represents one of the hours in Re's journey."
You might also like the ReadWriteThink lesson American Folklore: A Jigsaw Character Study that involves forming collaborative groups who "read a variety of American tall tales, and then report elements of their story to the whole class. Students add story information to a collaborative, whole-class character study matrix that summarizes all the stories."
When I taught a 7th grade boy Mythology I used The Timeless Tales Teacher's Guide and the Myths Reader. There is also a Tall Tales Reader and a Reader for Folktales and Legends. These great resources are available at <http://newreaderspress.com>.
Thanks for asking about Teaching Tall Tales, Mythology, and Folktales.
EDSITEment has a host of wonderful resources to teach tall tales as well as mythology and folktales. Please access the EDSITEment search feature under these categories. I'll only note a few of our most popular ones here:
Below the title link are the essential questions students will be guided to answer using these resources:
Launchpad which students may use individually to work through additonal content and primary sources related to the Arthurian legends.