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Ancient Greek Mythology
This is a comprehensive study of the history of Greece, whose mythological stories and magnificent
structures have influenced much of our present culture. The study of Greek culture covers a vast amount
of material, and it is difficult to do every component justice. However, this unit will attempt to give
students choices so that they may study their areas of interest. Each assignment will include details to
assist the student in achieving the level of mark of their choice. The goal of this unit is that students will
gain the understanding and knowledge necessary to appreciate the diverse, colourful and eventful history
of Greece, and to develop an insight of the impact the Greek culture has had on world history.
ASSIGNMENTS
Choose one topic from the research box and write an expository essay
on that topic. Include pictures, graphs, examples of your findings, a
bibliography, and the prewriting process (brainstorming, notes, outlines,
writing planners and rough drafts).
RESEARCH
(choose one)
Choose a character from the Greek myths, and create a family tree
based on the information you can find about the various gods,
goddesses and heroes who have passed through the character’s life.
Include descriptions of the significance of the family members.
Find photographs of the famous buildings and/or statues of ancient
Greece (e.g.: Parthenon, Knossos, Delphi). Prepare a short report in
the form of a brochure on three structures that a tour guide would be
able to use.
Assessment
NOVEL STUDY
Assessment
RUBRIC – download from blog
4
3
Choose 3 parts
from the
Generic Novel
Study. One
choice may be
either
Comprehension
or Knowledge.
Your second
and third
choice may be
any two of the
following:
Application,
Analysis,
Synthesis, and
Evaluation.
Choose 2 parts
from the
Generic Novel
Study. One
choice may be
either
Comprehension
or Knowledge.
Your second
choice may be
one of the
following:
Application,
Analysis,
Synthesis, and
Evaluation.
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Create a story
map for your
novel.
1
Book activity.
VIDEO
Assessment
Create a script and video or PowerPoint of a mythological theme.
Students must play or create a Greek mythological creature. The script
requires the specific details as outlined in the rubric. The final
productions must include an introduction and credits.
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Recreate a Greek work of art with clay, pottery or paint. Create a label
explaining the significance of the art.
ART
(choose one)
Assessment
TIMELINE
Assessment
MAPPING
Assessment
WRITING
Assessment
Design a mythological game that can be played by 4 people.
Find pictures of Greek vases. List the myths that were used in the
decoration of the vases. Print or create two pictures of the art.
Create a label explaining the significance of the art
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3
2
1
Label and
describe 4
events
Label and
describe 3
events
Label and
describe 2
events
Label and
describe 1
event
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4
3
2
1
Three different
time periods
Two time
periods
Label a presentday map of
Greece
Label the
countries
around Greece
Choose one
topic from the
Writing Box.
The prewriting
process must be
included.
Include a cover
page.
Choose one
topic from the
Writing Box.
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Write a
narrative using
an Olympic God
as one of the
characters.
Include
illustrations
such as
graphics or
borders to
make your story
more appealing.
Bind the story.
The prewriting
process must be
included.
Choose a
prompt from
the Writing Box
and use one of
the characters
from
mythological
times to create
the writing
project. The
prewriting
process must be
included.
Include a
correct and
colourful cover
page.
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MOVIE REVIEW
Assessment
DIGITAL
Assessment
Complete a movie review of a movie which has Greek mythological content.
Include biographies of two actors from that movie. You may also use cartoon
movies. In this case, your biographies would be about the people whose voices
were used in the filming of the cartoon movie.
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3
Create a
monologue on a
topic from Greek
mythology. You
may use a
webcam, video
camera, or slide
presentation using
Power Point or
Movie Maker.
Create an
advertisement
from mythological
times that sells a
product or idea.
You may use a
webcam, video
camera, or slide
presentation using
Power Point or
Movie Maker.
2
Create a Power Point about a topic
from Greek mythology. A minimum of
five slides must be included.
RUBRIC – download from blog
Gods: Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Hephaestus, Hera,
Hermes, Hestia, Poseidon, Zeus.
Greek Civilizations: Minoan, Spartan, Mycenaean.
The Trojan War.
The Olympics: Ancient and/or present.
RESEARCH
Greek Mortals Warriors or Heroes: Minimum of three.
Greek Mythological Monsters: Minimum of three.
The Titans.
A Famous Ancient Historical Greek .
Assessment
WRITING BOX
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Write a short story. Be sure to include all the elements of a short story.
OR
Write a comic about a Greek historical account from one of the Gods.
OR
Pretend that you are a famous reporter and have been given an exclusive
interview with ___________. What juicy information would you want your readers
to know? Choose any mythological character to fill in the blank. These might
include any such as Medusa, Orpheus, Daedalus, King Minos, and so forth.
OR
Write “Dear Aphrodite” letters complete with answers from the love goddess in
the style of “Dear Abby”/”Dear Anne Landers” (these ladies are known as
“Agony Aunts”).
OR
Write letters to the Editor of a newspaper or magazine about topics in the
myths such as theft (Jason and the Golden Fleece), drinking (Polyphemus and
Odysseus), marital problems (Zeus and Hera), kidnapping (Hades and
Persephone), or any others that may interest you.
OR
Write an obituary of heroes in mythology that might include Odysseus,
Hercules, Achilles or Jason. Read an obituary for details that might be
included.
OR
Write a myth explaining how something in nature came to be.