Subject: Social Studies
Lesson Length: 30 - 35 mins
Topic: Greek Mythology
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 work in pairs or groups as needed.
- Provide visuals and characteristics of each Greek god/goddess for students to reference.