The Big 12 in Greek Mythology

Subject: Social Studies

Lesson Length: 30 - 35 mins

Topic: Greek Mythology

Grade Level: 6

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will begin to explore the twelve gods and goddesses in Greek mythology.

Know Before You Start: Students should have a basic understanding of Ancient Greek religion and the role it plays in the daily life of citizens in Ancient Greece. Students should know the terms: polytheism, mythology, myth, Mt. Olympus, oracle.


  • Ask students why we have the Olympics.
  • Lead their responses to the celebration of the Greek gods and goddesses.


  • Have students create a one-to-two-panel comic introducing their selected Greek god or goddess. Their comic could include:
    • Name of the god/goddess
    • The god/goddess' special power or protection
    • Their relationship(s) to other gods/goddesses
    • Their symbol or animal representation


  • Have students combine their comics to create a flow chart of the twelve gods/goddesses to show connections among them and create discussions around what they learned.


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
  • Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.
  • Provide visuals and characteristics of each Greek god/goddess for students to reference.


  • Comic to print or display