Myth Writing Project

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Classical Greece

Myth Writing Project

Choose one of the following for your project. Your project will be shared with the entire class. These projects can be done individually or in pairs. All projects must include a bibliography as well as a short of each website used and why it is valid.

A paragraph that explains the topic you chose, what you are planning to do as well as who you are planning to do it with is due WEDNESDAY at the beginning of class. NOTE: I will not accept any project without this paragraph. This project will be due TUESDAY APRIL 23, 2013. The grade on late submissions will be reduced by 10% for each class period they are late.

  1. Design a mythology game.

    1. Use your Greek expertise to create a board game based on the famous adventures of Greek heroes and heroines. Examples: Jason’s quest for the Golden Fleece, the Labors of Hercules, the adventures of Theseus, or Odysseus and the Cyclops. Be sure to include a rule book, accessories, game board, dice, spinners, etc.

  1. Write an essay detailing how myths have influenced our language.

    1. Research the histories of 10 words that come from the Greek myths. Examples: Achilles heel, atlas, Hercules, Midas, Pan (panic), Procustes, Sisyphus, Tantalus, and Titan. Be sure to include other words that are not on this list.

  1. Compare and Contrast Greek Art and Architecture. (Choose One)

    1. Find sketches of the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles used in classical architecture. Create a power point or prezi presentation in which you identify the differences between the styles.

    2. Find pictures of Greek vases. List the myths that were used in the decoration of the vases. Use a power point or prezi to present the info to the class.

    3. Create a panel mural depicting one of your favorite myths. Pay special attention to detail. Prepare an essay describing the myth and how your mural portrays this myth.

  1. Act out a Greek Myth

    1. Write, direct and participate in a one-act play that highlights a Greek myth. Include the manuscript. Be prepared to act the play out in class or have a digital copy of the play. The play should last 5-7 minutes. The play may also be uploaded to Youtube. Be sure when uploading, to publish it so only those with the URL may view it. Save the URL and email to Mrs. Tolbert at

  1. Create a mythical ‘family tree’.

    1. Choose one character from the Greek myths and create a ‘family tree’ based on the information found about the various gods, goddesses, and heroes. Use pictures to illustrate the characters. Be sure to include a short description of each character’s importance. Be sure to include as many ‘family’ members as possible.

  1. Write a tabloid article.

    1. Use a story from Greek mythology to create an article for a tabloid newspaper. Be sure to include images. Be prepared to share your tabloid article with the class. Article must be type-written and at least 1000 words in length.

  1. Dear Aphrodite

    1. Write at least 8 “Dear Aphrodite” letters from gods, goddesses, and heroes from Greek mythology, complete with answers from the love goddess, in the style of “Dear Abby”.

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