Greek mythology lesson plans high school. Mythology Lessons, Worksheets and Activities 2019-01-25

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25+ Greek Mythology FREE Worksheets and Printables

greek mythology lesson plans high school

Each student creates a well-know figure, about four inches high, that can be flipped up to reveal a short paragraph about that person. This unit is designed for sixth graders. When you're done, copy your final version onto a separate sheet of paper and, if you would like, decorate it. Additional Learning Objective s : Preparation Information Total Duration: Greater than 120 Minutes Materials and Resources: Some students may need mini-lessons in summarizing or computer software use. I base my list of characters on the materials available in our library.

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Greek Mythology Lesson Plans & Games

greek mythology lesson plans high school

Sugar Cubes - by After learning about Greek Mythology and all its stories and characters, I have the students construct a monument made of sugar cubes to dedicate to the character of their choice. This lesson has been about Greek mythology, but every culture has myths. If possible, bookmark these materials, along with other useful websites; download and print out selected documents and duplicate copies as necessary for student viewing. He wears a laurel wreath in memory of Daphne, who didn't want to be his lover and prayed to Mother Earth for help escaping him; she was turned into a laurel tree. Students get a chance to show their creativity, practice summarizing and show what they know about their character. How did the story dramatize poor behavior? Myths also make great stories. Bulletin Board - by My 8th grade class reads The Trojan War.

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It Came From Greek Mythology

greek mythology lesson plans high school

Producers also meet to discuss each classroom's contribution to the show. This project is also a way for me to ensure all students receive the most valuable information about Ancient Greece without my having to teach it in all the classes. The children love the chance to use the qualities of the creatures we have learned about and invent a few of their own. He could be terrifying when angry. The kids are fascinated by the action and gore.

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Lesson Plans and Activities

greek mythology lesson plans high school

The kids participate in sessions on Greek art, Greek food, Greek math, internet reasearch on everything Greek to prepare Power Point computer presentations, and write and illustrate myths. Meeting of the Gods - by After an introduction to mythology's major themes and purposes through videos, I tell my students the ancient Greek stories of how the Olympian gods came to be, how Prometheus created man and stole fire, the story of Pandora, and the story of the flood sent by Zeus. What contemporary person not necessarily an actor would students choose to play the various parts in a movie of the tales you've shared? In Greek drama, mention is often made of various gods being in Ethiopia, meaning really far away. He is said to have invented the alphabet, boxing and gymnastics! Luke realizes he must descend back again into the Death Star, just as Hercules brings his friend Theseus back from Hades 17. The peacock was her symbol. They thought it was an honor to die in battle, and that cowards and deserters were not to be given a proper burial. Seven of them were Zeus and his siblings, and seven others were children of Zeus.

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greek mythology lesson plans high school

What they admired about Odysseus, in this instance, was his capacity for quick thinking. Behave Yourself In their mythology, poetry, and plays, the Greeks held characters accountable for their own choices, actions, and behavior. She was born out of sea foam when the blood of Uranus dropped into the ocean. Love Love in Greek Mythology is often one-sided and not returned, usually leading to tragedy and abandonment for one of the parties involved. We finished off by having the myths read aloud, as a sort of group storytelling activity, which is also a pleasant change from each student handing in a piece of writing, with a very small audience. How many characters can the students identify? Myths define social customs and beliefs, explain natural and psychological phenomena, and provide a way for people to discuss things that cause anxiety. Fun and a good review.

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Greek Mythology Curriculum for High School by GracieRae

greek mythology lesson plans high school

This is just a sample… Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. The culmination is on Friday when we launch the rockets in the morning and have the Olympics in the afternoon. They study some writings of ancient Greek literature. For each cell, have students create a scene that follows the story in sequence using: Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution. Greek Week - by In the spring, I teach a 4-5 week unit on Greek mythology in English. Choose one name to be and learn to pronounce it. What personal traits got him into trouble? Students recognize that mythological heroes have flaws and make mistakes much like modern-day heroes.

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Greek Mythology Curriculum for High School by GracieRae

greek mythology lesson plans high school

Introduction Greek mythology is not only interesting, but it is also the foundation of allusion and character genesis in literature. Lesson plans and teaching resources for the archetype of the hero's journey or quest, sometimes called the monomyth. Uranus hated all the Titans and was actually quite ugly about it — but there are only a couple of Titans that you need to remember: first, Oceanus, the god of the sea, and then Cronus, the strongest and best one of all. They will then read origin myths and choose a scene to illustrate in a contemporary setting. The urn is immortal as are the images and messages on the sides.

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An Introduction to Greek Mythology

greek mythology lesson plans high school

I found that by sharing the ideas for writing, their original myths were much better than if they worked alone. When the Death Star is supposedly supressed, it springs to life with a new Death Star, just as the resurgence of evil happens with the Hydra's growing heads. When Greek Week starts students are divided into teams and compete against each other by selecting a name for their teams, creating team logos and banners, and creating a team chant. He is often pictured with a winged helmet and sandals. It asks students to list items in sequential order and answer questions based on their reading of the poem. However, the gods of old were tempted by pity, jealousy, and adultery, like their human counterparts.

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Teaching Mythology in High School: Ideas for Myths and Legends

greek mythology lesson plans high school

Working in small groups, students can use print or online sources to fill in as many blanks as possible on a chart like the one below. Humans and gods fought for supremacy, and the humans won a few rounds but eventually got trounced and became more and more miserable. Even though student interest can already be high, any subject can quickly turn into drudgery. When all of the drawing is complete, they trace over the pencil marks with a permanent black marker. They discover how artists throughout the ages have used the Muses in literature, music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts. Fate The Greeks firmly believed that a person's life is predetermined, at least to some extent. What do they have power and influence over.

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Mythology Lessons, Worksheets and Activities

greek mythology lesson plans high school

He is the god of thunder, throwing lighting bolts from the sky. He is the son of Zeus and Leto and has a twin sister named Artemis. How It Came to Be Greek myths often attempted to explain mysterious elements of the natural world. Aenean vehicula quam vel quam porttitor ac iaculis elit pulvinar. Through creative writing, students learn to use literary elements in context, committing them to memory. Also, one item representing Hope for our present-day society must also be placed in the box.

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