This unit allows students to enter the world of greek mythology in a very hands on way. By watching videos and creating a series of presentations students will apply what they are learning and are registering the lesson into their long term memory. This lesson also includes a lot of communication and an exchange of ideas which allows student to express themselves but also listen to their classmates interpretations and points of view. Team building and cooperation skills will also be acquired with this lesson.
Day one-two: Introduction to Greek mythology and Creation Stories
Day three-four: Meet the Olympians and heroes of Ancient Greece
Day Five: Final Project Presentations
Review Content Area Standards
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.9
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.9
Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts. Write Lesson Objectives
With the information taught in this lesson(c) the students(a) will be able to create their own mythological hero and present hero to the class(b) Hero must embody characteristics of a greek mythological hero and story must have every element of a myth.(d) (bt: Comprehension, application, synthesis, and evaluation.)
Plan for and Sequence Lesson Activities and Procedure
Instructional Activities and Procedures:
Days One- Two:
Introduce mythology by having a class discussion about how the world came to be?
Watch a youtube video about The Greek Creation Mythology
Then allow each student to come up to the mart board and use the mini webtool: random picker to pick a civilization for the first project.
Provide each student a computer where they need to research the creation story and beliefs of the civilization they received there should be groups of three or four students for each civilization.
After researching their civilizations creation story each group need to create a presentation for the class comparing and contrasting their civilization beliefs with those of Ancient greeks.
Then we will conduct presentations
For homework: Students need to create a blog entry reflecting on the days lesson and group projects.
Differentiate Instruction To Meet All Students' Needs
Activities or Strategies for Differentiating Instruction:
This lesson contains a homework section that requires internet compatible device which my low income students may not have. Also a homework section might put my at risk students at a disadvantage if they chose not to do it or need help.
Engage in Formative Assessment Throughout the Lesson
Objective one:The reflection blog homework assignment is the formal assessment
objective two: Completing the Character traits chart is the formal assessment
obective three: Presenting the final project is the formal assessment
Trouought the unit i will also e giving participation points during discussions and will be collecting research notes for extra credit
Prepare Summative Assessment
For a final project students will create their own mythological hero that has the traits of a greek mythological hero.
Student must create a complete profile for their hero story of origin, a heroic adventure or journey or story and it must include atleast five terms learned in this lesson a well as embody every element of a myth.
Students will present a prezi, or powerpoint, or animoto, or song, or dramatization or glogster to the class. Develop Rubrics
Choose and List/Lesson Materials and Resources
Materials and Resources:
Laptop or tablet/ ipad used for
Youtube, prezi, research, mini webtool, virtual fieldtrip, animoto, google tools,
smart board used for writting discussion questions and mainpoint, also quizlet and random picker
Projector used for class presentations
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