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These two projects coincide with each other, centering around a text of Greek Myth. It works well to integrate them together.
Greek Literature Circles:
I have found many students, especially in middle school, love learning about Greek Gods. They do not know the connection these myths have on their daily life. The focus in this discussion is to bring out these connections using specific evidence from the stories.
I use this lesson over the course of a larger unit on the power of storytelling. Students use D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths as a literary focus for conducting in class, small group discussions.
Included in this Packet
Student Planning Guide
Greek Inspired Student Roles
Table Reminder Cards for the Discussions Culminating Activities
Self Evaluations for Students
Samples of Student Work
Tell Me A Story:
Stories are all around us. They shape our lives without us ever realizing exactly what they are doing. With every story we hear we learn something about the world, learn something about ourselves or have an alternate view of a situation. Companies today are more focused on telling stories to sell their products than ever before. Advertisements are trying to get that emotional response. With this unit, students are exposed to this idea of storytelling; getting information across to a larger audience by building relationships. Students will practice question development, creative writing, public speaking, reflective practice and expository writing all while having an enjoyable time and learning more about a person close to them.
This Unit Includes:
• Detailed Instructions
• Unit Introduction
• Project Instructions
• Steps for a Good Interview
• Grading Rubrics (Including a self grading rubric) • Paper Topic
• Adult Editing Form for paper