Greek Mythology and Legends

Introduction

Hello Researchers! You have been selected to participate in the compilation of an exhibit on Greek Mythology. As a Researcher for the Prince Alexander Middle School Library, you will be required to find information on Greek gods and goddesses and develop a virtual layout of your display for approval by the exhibit director. If your project is selected by the director and committee you will receive a prize (bonus points)! Only four exhibits will be selected for the initial launch of the exhibit. Good Luck to each of you!

This assignment is worth 30 points.

Research

 

Task

Researchers will be assigned a Greek god or goddess from the list. You must present your layout for a museum display about your assigned god or goddess. Your god or goddess will be randomly assigned.

Athena            Hera                    Aphrodite

Ares                Hermes               Demeter

Artemis           Hephaestus         Zeus

Apollo             Hades                  Poseidon

Process
  1. Visit these websites to locate information about your assigned Greek god or goddess. Try these useful sites!

         

           https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greek_mythology.php

           https://greece.mrdonn.org/myths.html

           https://greekmyths4kids.com/

           http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-gods.html

 

       2. Find five photographs of your assigned Greek god or Goddess that you will use in your display. Try these sites for images:

          https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/

          http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/gods/explore/exp_set.html

          https://www.britannica.com/list/12-greek-gods-and-goddesses

       3. Write a two page report about your assigned Greek god or goddess. The report should include your assigned god or goddess's                 background and a summary of their story (myth). Create a small poster that includes a floor plan layout to show how you would                 set up your proposed exhibit. The report is worth 20 points and the poster is worth 10 points for a possible 30 points total.

           

 

Evaluation
Written Paper (20 Points Possible)
 

Excellent

5

Good

4

Average

3

Fair

2

Poor

1

Adequately Identify the assigned god or goddess. The student identifies their assigned god or goddess in great depth.  The Student adequately identifies their assigned god or goddess. The student identifies their assigned god or goddess. The student gives a little information about the god or goddess. The student did not demonstrate a clear understanding of the task.
Clearly presents the history and myth associated with the assigned god or goddess. The student presents the history and myth for their assigned diety in great depth. The student adequately presents the history and myth for their assigned diety. The student presents the history of the assigned diety. The student presents a vague history of the assigned diety. The student did not present enough information on the assigned diety.
Grammar, spelling, and punctuation. There are no grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. There are less than three grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. There are three to five grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.  There are greater than five but less than eight grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. There are more than 8 grammatical errors.
Overall assessment of the paper The paper was complete with no errors in grammar, spelling, or punctuation.  The paper was well written and the student did a good job with portraying the diety they were assigned. The paper was sufficient in fulfilling the requirements of the assignment. The paper needed more substance. It did not present the information effectively. The paper did not meet the requirements of the assignment.
Poster (10 Points Possible)
 

Excellent

5

Good

4

Average

3

Fair

2

Poor

1

Creativity The poster is colorful and eye-catching.  The poster is creative and organized. The poster is nice. The poster lacks color or creativity. The poster does not show any effort was put into creativity.

Information

The poster is informative and presents the student's vision for their exhibit. The poster is informative and well organized. The poster is sufficient in the amount of information that is presented. The poster does not provide enough information. The poster lacks the minimum requirements for the assignment.

 

Conclusion

Hello Researchers!

Congratulations on completing your exhibit submissions. In this lesson, you should have learned how to research using the internet and locate relevant images to your report. You were also challenged to write a brief report and present your idea for an exhibit on an assigned Greek deity.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the top four exhibits.

Credits

Images:

  • Greek Mythology sticker  - gyphcat.com
  • Albert Einstein Quote - Flickr .com
  • Mount Olympus from Disney's Hercules - gyphcat.com
  • Museum Hallway - gyphcat.com

Sites provided for Research:

 

Sites provided for Image Searches:

Teacher Page

 

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Amanda Whitlock-Alexander is the school librarian at Prince Alexander Middle School.