Themes, symbols, and motifs come alive when you use a storyboard. In this activity, students will identify themes that pop up in multiple Greek myths, and support their choices with details from the text.
Apollo chased after the nymph Daphne, but she did not love him. Artemis turned her into a tree so Apollo could not have her. Daphne became the laurel tree, whose leaves are still used today for Olympic crowns and represent victory.
Arachne boasted about her weaving abilities, saying she was greater than even Athena. After losing in a weaving contest to make a beautiful tapestry, Athena turned her into a spider. Spiders are great weavers of webs.
After being rejected by Narcissus, Echo prayed to the gods. Artemis caused Narcissus to fall in love with his own reflection and ignored all else. At his death by another spurned lover, Narcissus became a flower that turned down to water, always gazing at its own face.
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Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group
Type of Activity: Themes, Symbols & MotifsCommon Core Standards
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Create a storyboard depicting important themes in Greek Mythology
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All themes are correctly identified and described.
Some themes are correctly identified.
No themes are correctly identified.
Examples of Theme(s)
All examples support the identified theme(s).
Most examples fit the identified theme(s).
Most examples do not fit the theme(s).
Images clearly show connection with the theme(s).
Some images help to show the theme.
Images do not help in understanding the theme.
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