There are so many Greek gods, goddessess, heros, and monsters. Rather than memorize them all — and then promptly forget them — I would rather students become experts in one, and share their knowledge with their peers. This assignment has students delve deeply into one of forty-five ancient Greek mythological figures and then present their findings to the class by way of a poster and oral presentation.
Students, working in groups, will be assigned by Zeus himself, from up on high on Mount Olympus, a figure to research, study, and present to the class. Students will need to work together, delegate research tasks, prepare information both in the form of a visual poster, but also in an oral presentation.
Students walk away knowing one mythological figure inside and out, but also learn much from the class presentations. While most students groan at the thought of oral presentations, on this project my students end up really enjoying learning from their classmates.
Included in his nine-page fully editable Word document:
1/ Greek Mythology Group Project handout
2/ Listing of Greek mythological figures (from which to choose)
3/ Know / Wonder graphic organizer for Greek mythological figures (Day One)
4/ Research graphic organizer with required content areas listed (Day Two)
5/ Preparing for Your Presentation prep sheet and oral presentation rubric
6/ Poster Assessment Rubric
7/ Oral Presentation Student Note-taking sheets
8/ Student-poster exemplar
9/ Lesson Delivery, step-by-step instructions