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Activity Overview


Greek mythology is filled with amazing stories that all intertwine. The Olympians are often key players in many stories involving heroes and monsters.

Students will create a poster that highlights a single Olympian. Students can depict and describe one Olympian in detail by identifying powers, important symbols, and related myths. In the example above, Dionysus is shown surrounded by his symbols, and his pertinent myths are identified. Students should summarize one of the related myths in the poster, or write a paragraph describing the Olympian by incorporating the details noted above.

For additional templates to add to this assignment, see our biography poster templates page!

Students can use our Picture Encyclopedia pages to do preliminary research on Greek gods and goddesses! These pages can be printed out as supplementary information, or to give students an overview.


Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a poster highlighting the important aspects of an Olympian of your choice.

  1. Research myths, symbols, & traits of your Greek god.
  2. Using one of the poster layouts, create a poster that includes symbols, powers, and myths.
  3. Summarize one myth associated with your god.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/9-10/3] Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme




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