Due May 15: Parts I - III Due May 18: Part IV No Late Passes
Imagine we are discussing ancient Greece in class, your eyes
start to flutter, and suddenly you look up and are transported to ancient times. You look around and wonder, “Where am I?”
First you notice a quick flash in the sky and then spot a lightening bolt strike the sea. You gaze up and site a chariot dragging the sun across the sky, and then a half-man half-horse goes by. And just when you say, “this can’t get any stranger,” a man with a winged hat and winged sandals flies a banner up above with the message, “Welcome to Ancient Greece; good luck on your project.” You are totally confused and wonder, “Did Ms. Krawetz win the lottery and take us to Greece?
T Assignment: Each student will research a god, hero or creature and make a presentation in class.
The site http://www.theoi.com, Guide to Greek Mythology, will help you select a god research.
o understand the natural world, the Ancient Greeks invented stories or “myths” that explained events such as thunder bolts, storms, and human behavior. These myths told stories about gods, half-gods, and human heroes who experienced adventures, betrayals, and mysterious oracles.
Part 1: Write a Five Paragraph Report *Following this format
Include your name, title of project, date and period on separate lines centered in the middle of the page. *Requirement: Size 14 font and double space.
Introduce God, hero or creature and explain his or her name. How was s/he born? Find out nicknames and symbols. Where does this god or hero dwell? Family members?
Special Gifts Paragraph Two
Tell about his/her powers, talents, limitations, strengths, weaknesses, mistakes, quests, shortcomings, goals, friends, and nemesis. What lesson did s/he learn? How was this lesson learned?
Retell a Myth
Three and Four
Summarize and retell a myth about your figure in TWO paragraphs. PARAPHRASE it, writing it in your own words! Get books from LHCS or public library.
Write a concluding paragraph on why your figure is important and about this figure’s legacy.
3 books + websites
List the books and website you used. State how each helped you. For help see easybib.com
Part II:A Bag of Symbols and Visual Aids *Due: Tues. May 15
Bring a bag from home with 3-5 objects or symbols associated with your god, hero or creature. Be ready to present each item in class and explain how each is related to your figure.
Part III:Grid Drawings of Greek God, Heroes or Creature *Due: Tues. May 15
Find a picture of your god, hero or creature in a book or on the internet. Bring the picture to school the week of May 7th and we’ll begin grid drawings in class. You’ll also need to work on this at home.
Part 4: Creative Options *Choose (3)
“X” the (3) Creative Options you’ll complete. Extra Credit = 1 more
Interview: Type a 10 question interview (Q and A) with your figure, and write up the transcript. –One to two pages Eg: Name: How did you… Athena: Well…
Write a Poem: Create a poem in honor of your figure. –One page
Design a mask: Create a mask of your figure that you can wear.
The News: What was a typical day like in ancient Greece? What was the news, weather and sports? Write a newspaper and give it a title. –One to two pages
Pack a Suitcase: Make a list 10-15 items (clothing and other things) you’ll need for a week’s vacation in Greece. See weather.com and include a detailed 1 week weather forecast. Consider the weather when you make your list.
Riddles: Write 10 riddles for the Sphinx. They must be funny, or the Sphinx will destroy the jokes for eternity or send them to the underworld.
Comic Book Myth: Make up a myth with a monster and hero and draw it in “comic book style” on large white paper. Length: Six frames with caption bubbles.
Athena’s Advice: Write an advice column for mortals and gods. What would they write about? (Love, jealousy, a conflict, a family feud, etc.) –One to two pages
Very Good Job
Part I: Five Paragraph Report
Part II: Bag of Symbols/Visual Aids
Part III: Grid Drawing
Part IV: Creative Options
Favorite Greek Myths, Mary Pope Osborne
Book of Greek Myths, Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire