This research and presentation project introduces students to common myths that are referred to throughout our culture's literature canon. I use this project to familiarize students with these myths to prepare them for AP English classes in future years. We do this before or after we read The Odyssey, and it's a fun way to engage students in the importance of mythology. This project shows them why we read "the classics."
The project also helps them understand the concept and purpose of allusions. Once they've researched their myth, they look for allusions to that myth in pop culture, and create their own allusion.
This project takes them through all levels of Webb's Depth of Knowledge, while reinforcing Common Core skills of research and multimedia presentations.