The Olympians

This unit is dedicated to the twelve ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses and their myths. With the completion of this unit, students will be able to recognize Greek Myths and distinguish them from fables or legends, identify the twelve main gods and goddesses and be able to link their personalities with their powers, domains and symbols. They will also develop their own god or goddess using mythological criteria and construct a myth about him/her and existing Greek gods/goddesses.

Target Learners, Unit Delivery & Teacher Role

Greek Mythology is frequently used in Middle school ELA classes to enhance reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. So, the activities of this unit will be delivered in an in-person 6th grade ELA class and students will use computers with internet access to visit the unit’s website and engage with its interactive components. Students should have basic technical skills and be able to create and share google documents and visit webpages to collect information. They will constructively build understanding of the unit’s objectives using prior knowledge and new experiences. The teacher’s role will be that of a coach/facilitator, guiding students’ thinking, assisting them in making connections between prior and new knowledge, scaffolding students’ learning and providing the necessary guidance when needed or requested, assisting students to collaborate, assessing their learning, and finally helping them to reflect on the newly acquired knowledge.

Lesson Plans

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