Presentation of Lesser Myths
Working in small groups (or alone if you prefer), choose one
of the stories we have not read and teach it to the class. First come, first
the story to the class in either to
write a skit or create a PowerPoint form.
work well for stories that have a clear storyline
works well for myths that have lots of interpretations (art, theater,
your own language. Do not copy and paste from the Internet.
Edith Hamilton’s Mythology as
your start off point. You might
also need to look for other versions online to pad your story. (For
example, there are other versions of the Midas story.)
will have two class periods (5/12 and 5/14) to work with your group in the
computer lab. You may need to allot HW time and/or getting together over
lunch if more time is needed.
the story to the class in a clear, fun, and interesting way while
character names must be spelled out and it should be easy to decipher what
character is speaking.
- HANDOUT. Create a handout to be
included in a class study packet that summarizes the story, provides some
illustration, and clearly shows the character names.
- Skit requirements: written script
in correct play format, costumes, props, actors are easily discerned by
name tag and props, clear storyline, clear action and dialogue, study
sheet handout (1 page, 8 ˝” X 11”); see above.
- PowerPoint requirements: written
story in your own words [absolutely no copy and paste], dialogue in
correct format, clear storyline, graphics to illustrate story (one
illustration per slide), slides should not be text heavy, interpretations
in art through the ages, study sheet handout (1 page, 8 ˝” X 11”); see above.
Flower Myths: Narcissus, Hyacinth, Adonis
- Pyramus & Thisbe
- Daedalus & Icarus
- Ceyx & Alcone
- Baucis and Philemon
& His Children
& His Children