Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Myth Madness: King Midas - Section 3: Label New Learning


At this point in the lesson, a few students wanted to discuss the term "Midas" a bit more.  Early in the lesson, a student had commented that their parents go to Midas to get work done on the car.  One student wanted to know why a car place would be called Midas, since this myth has no cars in it at all.  That's a great thought, so as a class, we discussed why a company would call themselves Midas. After much conversation and ideas (including thoughts such as, "Maybe they want to be the King of all car places!"), the students decided that the company Midas must be named that because they want to say that everything they "touch" is really great, or "as good as gold"!  A great conversation had here again!

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Myth Madness: King Midas

Unit 3: Greek Mythology Unit
Lesson 6 of 14

Objective: SWBAT recount myths and determine the central message of the myth.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will read the Greek myth of King Midas and complete a story map on the myth.

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