Heracles performed many different tasks in order to atone for the murder of his family. Identifying the Twelve Labors is important to know more about Heracles' accomplishments, but each Labor is an interesting story on its own. In this activity, students will create a newspaper front page describing one of the labors of Heracles. Students can also include some of their own inventions to fill in any gaps. They could include fictional quotes from various characters, such as townspeople that were saved, Eurystheus, proud Zeus, angry Hera, or Hercules himself! Students can also choose an unexpected point of view, like reporting for a newspaper for monsters, the gods, or the Amazons.
In addition, students can pull from other Greek myths they know or are learning about to complete a full newspaper page, such as the example above.
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Create the front page of a newspaper that describes one or more of the Labors of Hercules.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 4 (Difficult / Complex)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Newspaper PostersCommon Core Standards