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Mythology Web quest

Greek Mythology

    You are presented with the task of teaching a class of fourth grade
students about Greek mythology. These students do not know anything about
Greek mythology, so you will need to become a Greek mythology expert! 

Task

    Working with a partner, you will use the links provided as well as other
resources to research and learn about Greek mythology. You and your partner
will work together to create a Lesson Plan to teach fourth grade students
about Mount Olympus, Greek gods and goddesses, beasts and creatures, and how
Greek mythology is present in today's world.

    By completing this WebQuest, you should achieve the following goals: 1)
develop an interest in Mythology; 2) use the power of the Internet for
exploration; 3) learn information about key aspects of Mythology; 4) develop a
lesson plan about Greek mythology that is informative, accurate, and interesting. 

Process

    Step One:

    Teacher will review the webquest.

    Step Two:

    Working with your partner, read through all of the tasks.

    Step Three:

    Complete all of the tasks. Take accurate notes, and use a graphic
organizer to help you if you would like to. Remember to note where the
information came from so you can go back to the web sites if you need to. Also
remember that some of these web sites may not have been written just for
fourth graders so if you do not understand some of the words, use a dictionary.

    Step Four: Complete one (or both) of the mythology quizzes at the end of
the webquest.

    Step Five:

    With your partner, put your notes together. Now, write a 'lesson plan'.
The goal is to teach fourth graders about Greek mythology. Your lesson plan
needs to include accurate information about the following:

    One to two paragraphs about:

    Mount Olympus (what it is and who lived there)
    Interesting information about Greek gods and goddesses that you learned in
Task #2.
    Information about the god or goddess you chose to look into.
    Information about a mythological beast or creature that you learned about
in Task #3.
    How you can find links to Greek mythology in today's world.
    Any other information that you think is important and interesting.

Use the following web site to answer these questions about Mount Olympus:

1. Who lived on Mount Olympus?

2. What is Mount Olympus?

3. What is nectar?
All about Mount Olympus

Use the following web site to do this task:

Choose one god or goddess. Write a description of that god or goddess.
All about gods and goddesses

Use the following web site to find the following names and write them out in
pronunciation form. Practice how to say them:

a. Achilles
b. Aphrodite
c. Psyche
d. Phaeton
How to pronounce gods' and goddesses' names

Use the following web sites to discover information about Greek gods and
Goddesses:

1. Who was one of Zeus's siblings?

2. What is Eros's Roman name?

3. Who was Cronus's son?

4. What is Demeter the goddess of?

5. What is Athena's Roman name?

6. Who is Helen and how did she start the Trojan war?

7. How long did the Trojan War last?


Encyclopedia of gods and goddesses

How to write gods and goddesses names in Greek

About the Trojan War

Use the following web site to answer questions about beasts and creatures in
Greek mythology:

1. Who were the Cyclopes?

2. What was Pegasus?

3. Describe another beast or creature from Greek mythology.
Beasts and creatures in Greek Mythology

Use the following web site to discover how Greek mythology is still present in
today's world.

Answer the following questions:

1. What is the name of a big online bookseller that came from Greek mythology?

2. Name two American cities that came from Greek Mythology 
How mythology influences today

Click on the online quizzes.  Take both and let me know how you did!
Take the quizzes!
You have all learned about different parts of Mythology. Now partners will
work together to decide what are the most interesting and important facts
about Greek mythology that other fourth graders should know. Decide together
what you will include to teach your peers about Greek mythology. Remember,
make sure all of your information is accurate. 



So, how much more do you know about Greek mythology now that you have
explored all of these different areas? What else could you learn about Greek
mythology? Nice work. You should be proud of yourselves! How can you use what
you've learned to see beyond the black and white of a topic and into the
grayer areas? What other parts of Mythology could still be explored? Remember,
learning never stops. 

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