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Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T.

7th grade Lesson Plan: It’s Greek to me: Greek Mythology

From the lessons’ Overview: “This series of lessons was designed to meet the needs of gifted children for extension beyond the standard curriculum with the greatest ease of use for the educator. The lessons may be given to the students for individual self-guided work, or they may be taught in a classroom or a home-school setting. This particular lesson plan is primarily effective in a classroom setting. Assessment str(...)

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COUNTRY: USA


Mark Warner

Ancient Greece Fact Cards

This resource instructs how to use fact cards on ancient Greece in the classroom. There are 20 facts cards and two empty cards. They include short facts on the geography of ancient Greece, democracy, literature, religion, army, education, art, slaves, home, theater, Olympic games, writing, Pythagoras, Alexander the Great, Homer.

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COUNTRY: UK


Rebecca Ray and Anna Warfield Storyboard That

Create a Plot Diagram of a Greek Myth

Students should choose a myth to create a storyboard and separate the story into the 6 elements of the narrative arc: Exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Students should then illustrate a scene that represents each of those elements and write a description. This lesson teaches students how to break down and understand a given myth and explain the importance of each stage in the plot.

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COUNTRY: USA


Rebecca Ray and Anna Warfield Storyboard That

Greek Gods Character Map

The purpose of this activity is to familiarize students with characters in Greek mythology. Students are given a template with boxes to:  illustrate the god, write their domain of power, symbols, associated myths, and their Roman name. This activity can be assigned prior to learning a specific myth with students doing their own research as preparation, or to be filled out while learning a myth in class.

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COUNTRY: USA


Iffat Sardharwalla (Ph.D)

Greek Myths

This is a power point presentation on the subject of Greek Myths. It includes short explanations on the Greek gods, photos, names of heroes, suggestions for classroom activity.

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COUNTRY: UK


Christine House, Yale Teachers Institute

Hercules the Hero: Understanding the Myth

This resource is a unit curriculum which describes the 12 labors of Hercules and includes discussion prompts about the myth and how it compares to Hercules in popular culture, specifically the Disney movie. It includes four lesson plans for students to creatively express what they learned. For example, painting a mural of Ancient Greece as it relates to the labors of Hercules, creating a scrapbook for Hercules’ journey, painting on pottery, watching Disney&r(...)

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COUNTRY: USA


EDSITEment

It Came From Greek Mythology

This lesson’s unit offers various activities connected with Greek mythology. From It ranges from the meaning of myth, to the nature of Greek heroes and various moral myths (Echo and Narcissus, Daedalus and Icarus and Phaeton), the various constellations and the influence of Greek myths on art and poetry in later centuries. • The lessons include background for the teachers on the theme of ancient heroes. The lesson offe(...)

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COUNTRY: USA


Elizabeth Pedro/ StoryboardThat

King Midas and the Golden Touch Character Map

This resource asks students to create a character map for both the major and minor characters in the myth of King Midas and the Golden touch. Students should use the given template to draw a picture of the character, describe their physical appearance, traits, actions, and provide quotes that the characters said that progress the plot. Students learn skills of character analysis while better understanding the myth of King Midas and the Golden touch.

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COUNTRY: USA


Storyboard That

King Midas’ Golden Touch Character Analysis

This resource asks students to illustrate a comic strip based on the myth of King Midas’ Golden Touch. The student should choose one character from the story and in each box illustrate a scene where that character advanced the plot and provide a brief caption/explanation. The activity is intended to teach students about plot development and story telling through the Greek myth.

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COUNTRY: USA


Elizabeth Pedro/ StoryboardThat

King Midas’ Golden touch: Theme of King Midas

This resource has students create a storyboard of the myth of King Midas while looking at the presence of one theme throughout the story. Students are either assigned a theme or choose for themselves and illustrate three instances where the theme occurs in the story. Students provide a description under each illustration. The activity is meant to sharpen students’ understanding of how theme works in a story and deepen their understanding of the myth of King (...)

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COUNTRY: USA


EDSITEment

Live from Ancient Olympia!

This lesson enables students to conduct “live interviews’ with ancient athletes. The students and teacher can use the online exhibit “"The Ancient Olympics," developed for the EDSITEment-reviewed Perseus Project.” This online exhibition  was created in 1996  and features various themes: Ancient and Modern Olympic Sports, A Tour of Ancient Olympia, Athletes’ stori(...)

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COUNTRY: USA


Rebecca Ray and Anna Warfield Storyboard That

Olympian Vocabulary

The purpose of the activity is to teach students about the connection between mythology and the English language. Students will also learn more about the characters of each myth by understanding their impact on modern language. Each student should choose three English words that come from a mythological character or god. Examples include: jovial, Herculean, mercurial, cereal, martial, volcano. For each word students divide a box in two. One side should have an ill(...)

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COUNTRY: USA


EDSITEment

Ovid’s Metamorphoses

This lessons’ unit focus on Ovid’s magnum opus, the Metamorphoses and how it can be compared to other stories, from the Bible to modern prose and poetry. The curriculum provides a brief background on Ovid and three lessons:Lesson 1: The Metamorphoses and Genesis: A Comparison of Creation-Flood StoriesLesson 2: The Metamorphoses and Modern Poetry: A Comparison of Mythic CharactersLesson 3: “The Metamo(...)

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COUNTRY: USA


Mark Warner

Perseus Role-Play

This activity suggests role-playing of the myths relating to Perseus. It does not offer the script but rather include suggestions for the teacher on how to engage with the myths. The activity includes a one page PDF of Perseus’ story as well as Story board templates. The male characters include: Zeus, Hermes, Polydectes, Perseus and Acrisius The female characters include: Danae, Medusa, Gr(...)

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COUNTRY: UK


Kelley O’Rourke, Yale Teachers Institute

Prometheus, the Firebringer

The resource is primarily intended for theater classes who are incorporating the myth of Prometheus into the curriculum but can also be used as creative and movement-based activities for students studying the myth of Prometheus in an English or Mythology class. The three lesson plans each create a space where students are interpreting the meaning of the myth and using their bodies to engage with the lesson.

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COUNTRY: USA


Rebecca Ray and Anna Warfield Storyboard That

Spotlight an Olympian God

The purpose of this activity is for students to get to know the basic qualities and stories associated with a given Olympian. A student will choose (or be assigned) one Olympian to describe on a poster (digitally but can also be a physical poster). The poster should include an illustration of the Olympian, associated myths and symbols, and explain his/her domain of power. Students should also summarize one of the myths associated with the Olympian.

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COUNTRY: USA


Rebecca Ray and Anna Warfield Storyboard That

Symbols of the Gods

This lesson has students draw an assigned number of gods with their respective symbols as well as appropriate scenes and characters accompanied by a description below each cell. The purpose is to familiarize students with the various symbols and images that are associated with each god.


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COUNTRY: USA


Rebecca Ray and Anna Warfield Storyboard That

Symbols, Themes, and Motifs in Greek Mythology

The purpose of this assignment is for students to understand widespread themes in Greek mythology and how they reflect the attitude of Greeks towards their myths. Students should choose a theme they’ve observed to be present in multiple myths they have learned and create a storyboard of three examples where the theme occurs. Each example should include a title, illustration, and description. Examples of themes include human flaws, temptation, payback and rew(...)

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COUNTRY: USA


Rebecca Ray and Anna Warfield Storyboard That

Themes in the Birth of Olympians

The purpose of this activity is for students to analyze how the birth stories of gods and goddesses reflect the symbols and themes associated with those gods. For example, a student would analyze what it means that Athena, Goddess of Wisdom  is born from Zeus’s head. Students should choose three birth stories to fill in the Storyboard and provide illustrations and descriptions.

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COUNTRY: USA


Core Knowledge

YEAR 3: ANCIENT GREECE (five lessons): Lesson 1. An introduction to Ancient Greece

This is the first lesson of five. It offers an introduction to ancient Greece. The objective of his lesson is to introduce the ancient civilization to the young students and connect it with more familiar themes to the children, such as Olympic Games, Greek gods etc. The teachers are encouraged to incorporate videos from films such as Troy (2004) or 300 (2006).The lesson includes a map of ancient Greece with key locations and brief explanations of them (Athens, Olympia, Sparta, Crete, (...)

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COUNTRY: UK


Core Knowledge

YEAR 3: ANCIENT GREECE (five lessons): Lesson 2. Athens: Birthplace of Democracy

The aim of this lesson plan is to explain to the students about Athenian democracy and its institutions.The lesson includes a reenactment of Athenian elections and explains  the terms pnyx, boule, ecclesia, tyranny, democracy . The lesson also refers  to videos on Athens and the Parthenon.This lesson offers group activity in which the class acts as  Athenian citizens who participate in the democracy. It is specifically noted that since women and slaves were not citi(...)

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COUNTRY: UK


Core Knowledge

YEAR 3: ANCIENT GREECE (five lessons): Lesson 3. Rough, Tough Sparta

The aim of this lesson plan is to introduce the city-state of Sparta and its tough military regime

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COUNTRY: UK


Core Knowledge

YEAR 3: ANCIENT GREECE (five lessons): Lesson 4. The Persian Wars

After the previous lessons discussed Athens and Sparta, the present lesson focuses on the students’ engagement with the Persians during the 5th century B.C.E. the students learn about the Persian wars and also how the Athenians and Spartans worked together for the salvation of Greece. The lesson offers activities on Cyrus cylinder and  a summary of the Persian empire in order to provide students with some background on the Persian empire.The lesson includes empty and complete w(...)

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COUNTRY: UK


Core Knowledge

YEAR 3: ANCIENT GREECE (five lessons): Lesson 5. Marathon and Thermopylae

After learning about the Persian wars, this lesson focuses on two battles, one representing Athenian might and one Spartan heroism. The battles refer to the Persian invasion of 490 and 480 B.C.E. the students are asked to fill in a news article about Marathon and Thermopylae.  They can write also a poem if they wish.

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COUNTRY: UK