This lesson plan mostly concentrates on the Greek myth of Perseus and Andromeda and its more modern interpretation: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. There are two movie adaptations involved in the lesson: The original Clash of the Titans from 1981 and the movie adaptation of The Lightning Thief. Both these movies can be found on Netflix or at your local library. (Or anyplace that sells movies). I chose to show the 1981 version of the Clash of the Titans because I feel it more closely follows the original myth. The movie is rated PG, but there are two “nude scenes” where Danae is feeding baby Perseus and Andromeda rises from her bath. I have put the exact times of these scenes in the lesson plan correlating to that scene so that you know when to fast forward. I am also including a permission slip so that the parents know that these scenes are in the movie.
For the ending assignment I have included a list of the Greek gods and goddesses that the students can choose from. I also included the virgin goddesses and Hera. I figured that the students could possibly have a hero “blessed” by these goddesses. If you want to avoid using these goddesses I understand. If you have a student who finishes early on any of the readings, feel free to have them start on this assignment early.