Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding It's all Greek to Me! Plotting the Action of Heroes in Mythology - Section 3: Station Rotation: Reading Myths & Determining Hero Traits


I LOVE when a lesson goes beyond what I had planned! Students did not enjoy being silent during this lesson but the conversations held by groups over both positive and negative attributes of these Greek heroes would not have been successful if students' thinking were initially influenced by collaborative work. There were some classes that quickly got silent and worked to understand how the various Greek characters were classified as heroes of their time. In contrast, my fifth period wanted to spend time talking about mythology and how the version of the stories selected differed from what they knew to be true in literature. All in all, students worked to gather their own understandings of Greek mythology and despite the language barriers, students enjoyed the entire learning experience of today's lesson.

Listen to the video of a student explaining the work he completed over the two days. Prior to the video being recorded, this student was hesitate about going over his work because he felt his reasons for giving the award was not strong. Lessons like this allows teachers to help students understand the many interpretations that literature provides for readers. This activity had no right or wrong answer. However, it does require students to rely on the text to come to conclusions about Greek heroes.


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It's all Greek to Me! Plotting the Action of Heroes in Mythology

Unit 3: Coming of Age
Lesson 10 of 14

Objective: SWBAT analyze how particular incidents in a myth propel the action, aspects, and decisions of Greek heroes.

Big Idea: Greek Heroes # You must be exaggerating again!

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