Greek Mythology - Myth Masters

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Objective

SWBAT read and understand "Greek Myths" with a partner. Students will also be able to compare and contrast a written version and a video version of a myth.

Big Idea

In this lesson, students will get to work with a partner as they read the next section in our "Greek Myths" books by Heather Amery. They also be comparing and contrasting the written version of Pandora's Box with a video clip version.

Narrative

Introduction

15 minutes

This is day two in our Greek mythology unit.  In our previous lesson we started reading the book "Greek Myths" by Heather Amery.  Today we will continue our adventure through the Greek myths book and we will also compare and contrast the book's version of "Pandora's Box" with a visual video clip of "Pandora's Box."

To begin a lesson today, will review the myths that we read in our previous lesson as a class.  I will ask the students to pull out their Greek myths and Greek myth character analysis sheets. For this lesson, I will allow the students to partner out as they read pages 32 through 61.

Amery, H. (2000). Greek Myths. London, England : Usborne Publishing Ltd.

Reading "Greek Myths"

30 minutes

I will remind the students that it is important for them to continue to fill in the Greek myths sheet as well as the Greek myths character analysis sheet as they read. Those sheets will be very helpful in the lessons to come.  I will then allow the students ample time to read from pages 32 through page 61.

Compare and Contrast - Pandora's Box

20 minutes

In the previous lesson, we read as a class the first 31 pages from "Greek Myths" by Heather Amery.  One of the myths we read was "Pandora's Box." For our closing activity, I will have the students reread "Pandora's Box." (It is only three pages long.)  And then we will watch the following video clip of "Pandora's box."

After viewing the video clip, I will have the students construct a Venn Diagram on a piece of paper to compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the written version and the video clip.