Reflection: Student Ownership Artistic Interpretation of "Daedalus and Icarus" - Section 2: Artistic Representation of "Daedalus and Icarus"


In prior years, I did not always use the artistic interpretations.  If I have time, not only my students enjoy this aspect of the myth, but I truly look forward to it.  When they realize that they can decipher  meanings and become experts at interpretations, they appear to take ownership of this myth.  With my honors class, I often have them write a compare/contrast essay focusing on the paintings and their meanings.  This validates them as experts.


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Artistic Interpretation of "Daedalus and Icarus"

Unit 1: Folklore
Lesson 3 of 15

Objective: SWBAT labels parts of a plot line in the myth, “Daedalus and Icarus,” interpret the climax as portrayed in two paintings, and identify two major themes occurring throughout this myth.

Big Idea: Tell a story through art.

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