This interesting and highly-stimulating lesson enables students to gain a clear and understanding of the key meanings in the Greek Myth ‘Daedalus and Icarus.’ Through close study of the myth, they learn to interpret and infer the key meanings in a myth, understand the moral viewpoint of a myth, and react to the moral message of a myth with their own thoughts and ideas.
The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to:
- Define the key term 'hubris' and apply the notion to other examples;
- Read the story 'Daedarus and Icarus' and interpret and infer the key meanings;
- Identify, explain, and analyse the moral of the story in 'Daedarus and Icarus;'
- Engage deeply with the myth by challenging and building upon the ideas raised in the myth;
- Test their understanding of the story by answering an exam-style comprehension question.
-Peer assess each other's learning attempts.
This resource pack includes:
- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;
- Paper copies and online links to the text;
- Interpretation worksheet;
- A logically scaffolded essay template;
- A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson.
All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.