I created this project to introduce The Odyssey by Homer to my ninth grade class, but it can also be used to introduce Greek Mythology, or as a standalone project.
It works to introduce the concepts of the research paper as well (proper citing, MLA format, finding and keeping track of sources, etc). This project is comprised of three different components: a 1-2 page research paper, a poster, and a presentation.
Students should be given a few days to research in a library or computer lab, should keep track of their sources and write an informative 1-2 page paper on their God/monster. This paper does require them to follow proper MLA citation and format. This culminates in a presentation to the class with a creative poster. I have also included a note sheet for students while listening to the presentations.
This package includes the ELA Common Core Standards addressed, the assignment sheet, the rubric to grade, and the note sheet for students.