Latin 1 – Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Name: __________________
Culture Project Date: ___________________
Tests/Quizzes Tab Bell: _______
My myth is: __________________________________
This project serves as an introduction to ancient Greek and Roman mythology, as well as an introduction to researching in the library. Students will be put into groups and will spend two days (September 25th and 26th) in the library researching information about their assigned myth. On Monday, September 30th, students will begin presenting their myth to the class. On October 4th, a test over the mythology, based on the presentations, will be given.
In the Library:
Students with their group-mates will research their assigned myth. Only books and websites approved by the library/Ms. Keener are allowed. A works cited page of the sources used must be made. Each group must use at least THREE sources.
Information you will need to find:
There is a cart of books on Mythology on reserve for your class in the WHHS Library. Remember that although the web may have pictures and basic information on your god or goddess, books will have the stories that you need to complete your project. Some particularly good ones are:
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Each group will present then retell their myth to the class. Each group must present for at least 5 minutes, but no more than 10, so be sure to practice beforehand! Points will be given for thoroughness of information as well as creativity in presentation. Students who are not presenting will be taking notes, which will be used for the final test.
After all the students have presented, a test over all the myths will be given. The test will be based on the information presented in class, and students will be allowed to use their notes taken during those presentations. The test grade counts for half of the total project grade.
The final project grade is comprised of two parts: the presentation (25 points) and the final test (25 points). The rubric for the presentation is below:
Bibliography – 5 points
Full information – 10 points
Creativity – 5 points
Length of time (3 min) – 2 points
Clarity of presentation – 3 points
Baucis and Philemon
Theseus and Ariadne
Judgment of Paris
Daedalus and Icarus
Aurora and Tithonis
Pyramus and Thisbe