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Write a sequel to one of the myths you read.

Create a drawing, sculpture or collage that represents the myth you are responding to and write a brief caption for your art work.

Story Map: drawings or flow charts that reveal the action and setting of the plot.

Make a video version of the myth.

Perform a 3 minute monologue or creative retelling of the myth.

Write a Reader’s Theatre script and perform a brief (3-5 minute) reader’s theatre (You may have to recruit some help for this.)

Write a modern version of the myth. How would the story play out in Athens of today?

Comparison Chart:

Compare two or more myths and the elements of the story.

Write a journal response of the myth. Include the title of the myth and the source of the reading.

Create a Power Point slide show. Make sure you include pictures and a description of the myth.

Create a Family Tree diagram including three generations of Gods and Goddesses.

Create a map, or diorama that represents the myth you are responding to and write a brief caption for your art work.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  • Greek Chariot PlansChariot Examples

Chariot racing was one of the most popular sports in Ancient Greece.  We will be hosting our own Mary Lin third grade chariot race on May 14th.  This is an optional home assignment.  We hope you will all decide to join in on the fun.  Design a chariot that you can get in and run with.  Be creative and make your chariot flashy and unique.  We will have a design contest and a couple of chariot races.

  • Greek Sculpture Garden Invitation

Greek Mythology Sculpture Garden

What:  A Greek Mythology sculpture garden featuring LIVE sculptures

When: Wednesday, May 19th, 10:30am-12:00pm

Where: The outdoor habitat and children’s garden

 Please respond by email to let us know if you are coming to tour our garden.

  • What did Ancient Greeks Wear?

     Greek clothes were very easy to make and to put on. They were usually just made from a single piece of rectangular material, with no special shaping and very little sewing. On this page you can find out how to make clothes like the Greeks wore.

     The Greeks wore light, loose clothes as the weather was hot for most of the year. Long pieces of colorful fabric were used to make the Greek clothes.

The most common piece of clothing worn by men and women was like a loose-fitting tunic, It had various names, but the most usual are peplos and chiton. Over this a heavier tunic or cloak could also be worn; the cloak was called a himation.

     The main item of clothing for men was a tunic, called a chiton, These were big squares of cloth, held in place by pins at the shoulders and a belt round the waist. They were made from wool in the winter or linen in the summer. Women also wore clothing which was made from a big square piece of linen or wool. They used pins in various places to hold it together. Unlike the men’s tunic, the dresses for women always went down to the ankles.

     The ancient Greeks could buy cloth and clothes in the agora, the marketplace, but that was expensive. Many of the clothes were made by the women and female slaves.

     Wealthy people had tunics made of colored cloth. The tunics of the poor were plain. In cold weather, cloaks were worn. Most Greeks went barefoot, especially in the house. If they needed shoes, they wore light leather sandals, or leather boots.
     Hair was curled, arranged in interesting and carefully designed styles, and held in place with scented waxes and lotions. Women kept their hair long, in braids, arranged on top of their head, or wore their hair in ponytails. Headbands, made of ribbon or metal, were very popular.  Often Greek women covered their heads with veils.
     Wealthy Greek women liked to wear lots of jewelry. Brooches and pins were important, as they were used to fasten the chitons. The women also wore necklaces, made of gold and silver, and had earrings and bracelets. Wealthy women would use make-up too.
     From around 500 BC the fashion for a Greek man's hair was short hair, and a well trimmed beard. After about 350 BC men's hair was very short, and most men had no beard at all.
  • Greek Websites

1. Ancient Greece for Fun  http://www.athenai.com/Themi 

2. Apollo and Daphne  http://www.bulfinch.org/fables/bull3.html

3. Daphne and Apollo by Cupid  http://www.home.pacific.net.sg/~alexia/meaning/html

4. Friendly Letter Format  http://www.csnet.net/coalition/fourthgrade/help.items/friendly.letter.htm

5. Narcissus and Echo http://www.bulfinch.org/fables/bull13.html

6. Microsoft Office Classroom Tools http://microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=11022  

7. Story of Orpheus and Eurydice http://www.artsmia.org/mythology/wm_qtaudio/orpheus.html

8. The Ancient Greek World http://www.museum.upenn.edu/Greek_World/Index.html

http://www.museum.upenn.edu/Greek_World/Index.html