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       Use Ancient Greek Mythology 
to Inspire others to be Good People
                                                                            

 

This is an Image of the Theatre at Argos, Greece.
Theatre Argos  TAKAHIRO TAJI
http://web.kyoto-inet.or.jp/org/orion/eng/hst/greek/argos.html

 

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Question:   

Now that you have a good idea of what it means to be a good person, can you convince others to be good people?

 

Introduction:

Plato and Aristotle, famous Greek philosophers, agreed that once you have learned something you should share your knowledge with others.  You have learned about several behaviors that make someone a good person.  I suggest that in the spirit of Ancient Greece you share your knowledge to teach others how to be a good person. 

To teach others we can throw an Ancient Greece Myth Festival.  With the help of our parents, we can prepare food that the Ancient Greeks would eat.  Food always attracts a crowd!  We can dress up like Ancient Greeks with chitons, jewelry, and sandals.  People will come just to see us all dressed up! Then, when we get a big crowd we can present our myths.  We'll be a big hit and our myths will teach others how to be good people.

What do you think of holding a Greek festival to attract others to come and hear our myths?  

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Stay on Task:

You to can host an Ancient Greek Myth Festival.  First, you will need to use our Great Greek Books and Online Resources to learn more about how to tell a great myth.  You will need to focus on improving your storytelling techniques, learning how to dress like an Ancient Greek, and preparing some of the delicious foods that the Ancient Greeks would eat.

 

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Online Resources:

Mythtelling Resources

Storytelling Ideas
Definition and Purpose
Choose Your Story
Finding Your Story
Preparing Your Story
Learning Your Story
The Telling of Your Story
Telling Your Story
Voice and Gestures
Final Hints
Story Telling Skills Rubric

 

Dress Like an Ancient Greek

Dress in Ancient Greece  This slide show gives a good feel for the dress of the Ancient Greek.
Dress like a Greek  Good information on the look of Ancient Greeks.
Clothing and Costumes of Ancient Greece  Good descriptions with links to clear images.
What did the Greeks wear? Clear description of Greece Dress?

 

Greek Food

Food  Chow Down Ancient Greek style!
Greek Foods and How To Prepare Them   Yummy!
Greek Agriculture  Very clear description of Greek Food!
What did the Greeks like to eat?  Most Greeks ate well.  Check it out!

 

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Activity:

Wow!  Can you believe that we are actually going to have an Ancient Greek Myth Festival?  We are going to be the hit of the school!  We have our job cut out for us though.  We are going to have to prepare and then practice oral telling of our myth Luckily, we have some great storytelling, or in this case mythtelling resources that we can investigate to learn how to really wow the crowd with some great mythtelling strategies.  We can prepare a Greek Costume (see Greek Clothing resources) and Greek Food (see Greek Food resources.)  We will really convince others to be good people with our myths.  Remember to send your digital images from your festival to support@iwebquest.com so that you can have your pictures posted in our Mt. Olympus Mythtelling Hall of Fame.   

 

***See our Teacher's Tips page for further details on this
 activity or one of our many other creative activities.***

 

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Revisit the Question:

Now that you have a good idea of what it means to be a good person, can you convince others to be good people?

 

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Explorations  Essential Questions  |  Stay on Task |   Great Greek Books (+)
  Quality Internet Hotlists  | Assess Your Work  |  Teaching Tips

Investigate the Ancient Greeks Explore Character Traits of the Heroes
Discover the Myth Maker in You  |  Inspire others to be Good People

 



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