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.

Use this form to record the bibliographic information on your sources.

Information you will need to find:

Suggested Sources:

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:

Web Sources:

UserName: walnut Password: hills

Presentations:

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.

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.

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

Stories:

Baucis and Philemon

Hercules 1

Hercules 2

Theseus and Ariadne

Judgment of Paris

Daedalus and Icarus

Aurora and Tithonis

Pyramus and Thisbe