Reflection: Lesson Planning Greek Mythology - Myth Masters - Section 4: Compare and Contrast - Pandora's Box


After viewing the video "Pandora's Box," the students made the comment that it is not even really the same story as the one in the book.  They found many differences and a few similarities.  I took the "teaching moment" that presented itself and ran with it.  We took a tangent and talked about how these myths were told and retold from generation to generation and so there are many, many different versions today.  I then brought up the point that it is just like rumors today.  One person tells someone something that may be true but by the time that person tells another person and that chain keeps on going the story is distorted to the point that it is now not even the same story.  That's why it is so important not to spread rumors about other people.  

To emphasize the point, we played the telephone game where one person whispers something into the ear of the person next to him.  Then the listener whispers into the ear of the person sitting next to him, and so on.  The last person gets to say what they heard and compare it to the original message.  It is almost never the same.  

  It's not even really the same story!
  Lesson Planning: It's not even really the same story!
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Greek Mythology - Myth Masters

Unit 7: Greek Mythology Madness!
Lesson 2 of 8

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.

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English / Language Arts, Greek Mythology, Literature, literature (Ancient), compare and contrast, Pandora's Box, character analysis
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