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Theseus: The First Labors

Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PPT
20 pages
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This PowerPoint presentation follows the Greek hero Theseus' first exploits. We meet the youth as he eliminates threats for humanity in order to reach his fatherland (Athens) and attain his heroic status. The slideshow includes:

- a detailed map of Theseus' itinerary;

- a short explanation for each villain he fights against;

- Greek vase paintings depicting Theseus' exploits;

- a handy recapitulation of all six stops on his way from Troezen to Athens.

The combination of text with vivid images will help viewers make associations in order to best remember the How & the Why of Theseus' heroic trajectory.

Greek mythology told by a native who has spent years exploring her ancient cultural heritage.

Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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