Title of the resource
Title of the resource in english
Target and Age Group
6th-12th graders, 11-17 year olds
Link to resource
Accessed on 25 June, 2020
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Peer-reviewer of the Entry:
Ayelet Peer, Bar- Ilan University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Peer-reviewer of the Entry:
Lisa Maurice, Bar-Ilan University, email@example.com
Rebecca Ray and Anna Warfield Storyboard That
Storyboard That is a group of artists, teachers, developers, and innovators based in historic Boston, MA who are enthusiastic about bringing digital storytelling to everyone, no matter who or where they are.
Contents & Purpose
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.
The storyboard refers to the comic-strip-like template StoryboardThat provides but the activity can also be done without the StoryboardThat resources. Students would simply draw their own boxes with illustrations of the births and explain their significance.
This activity uses the analysis of Olympian birth stories as a way of understanding the larger messages that Greek mythology chooses to convey and how it does so.