1. Topic-
Greek Gods and Goddesses
2. Content-
Greek Mythology/ Demeter, Persephone, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite. Eros, Ares, Hera, Zeus, Poseidon, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Dionysus, Hestia, Hades
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Fulfilling my requirements for Children's Literature.
2. Relaying information in an interest fashion that is easily received by the audience.
4. Objectives-
1. Engaging the children via the use of ancient Myth.
2. Introducing students to Greek Mythology in a fun manner.
3. Encouraging extracurricular reading.
5. Materials and Aids-
Book - The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus
Printout of Crossword Puzzle
-Liam Hay
Printout of Questionnaire
-Liam Hay
Printout for Picture and Writing Pages
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

I have the children remain in their seats at first, and then split them up into three groups of three or four members. Hand out the proper papers for the assignments that go along with the story, facedown, and then inform the children not to touch the papers until instructed to do so. Finally I inform the children that I am going to read an excerpt from a book for them that describes the ancient gods and goddesses of Olympus.

B. Development-

After I have introduced the book I would open it to the page that starts off with Zeus. Read the book from my chosen starting point and once finished explain the assignments. The first assignment will be a fill in the blank question sheet where the students in their small groups work out what each god was responsible for. After this I inform the children that their answers can be found in the crossword puzzle I created for them.

The second activity is a Narrative where the kids pick their favorite god and briefly describe, on the provided paper, what they would do if they were a Greek god. This assignment is paired with a blank piece of paper where the children can draw a picture of themselves as one of the Greek gods.

Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

If needed the children may borrow the book that I read from in order to help them with their questions and their story.

Checking for understanding-

Once the children have handed in all their assignments and I have had a chance to look over their results I could ascertain their level of understanding with the subject matter, and touch base where improvement might be needed.


After the assignment is done I would thank the children and their primary instructor for their time and how I appreciate being welcome into their classroom. I'd also wish them well in their future endeavors with reading and encourage them all to continue, if they have interest, in their research of the Greek gods at their public library.

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