This project-based research activity takes 3-4 days to complete and can be used in any Secondary English Classroom! Easy to follow and structured, your students will love creating a modern, professional looking music video based on Greek Mythology topics!
Students will select a topic related to Greek Mythology and conduct research using the included note-taking handout, topic suggestion sheet, and included list of bookmarked websites.
After researching their topic, students will search for and save images associated with Greek Mythology and specific to their topic. The images, along with keyword phrases and texts, will be used to create a music video using Animoto!
Animoto is a user-friendly site and program. Students will love showcasing their researched knowledge by creating a modern music video highlighting their Greek Mythology topic!
This short-term research project lasts 3-4 days and is the perfect activity to use before or after reading The Odyssey. This can also be used as a research-based, educational technology activity to supplement a unit on Greek Mythology. This purchase and teaching packet includes 28 pages of the following:
•Specific directions on how to easily create student accounts using the website Animoto (with or without student email addresses;
•Teacher Pacing Guide and Directions;
•Project Description Student Handout;
•Access to a Google Site containing digital resource links (links also included in handouts);
•Symbaloo webmix with links to 52 sample student created videos using Animoto on Greek Mythology topics to excite and motivate students;
•Sample list of research topics;
•Seven accessible, reliable research sites bookmarked for students to use for Greek Mythology research;
•Cornell-based note-taking handout containing research questions relevant to Greek Mythology;
•Image MLA Citation Handout;
•Image Analysis Student Handout;
•Text and Keyword Planning Sheet;
•Greek Mythology Music Video Grading Rubric.
Keywords: Animoto in Education, Teaching Resources Odyssey, Mythology Teaching Resources, Project Based Learning