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Activity Overview


Parodies, satires, and modern day adaptation are rich with literary elements. They are valuable assets for teaching students about literature. Through creative writing, students learn to use literary elements in context, committing them to memory. This activity is an alternative to the modern god spider map activity, and students will create a poster of their modern god.

During a unit on Greek mythology, you can have students create their own Greek god. They can turn themselves, someone they know, or even a celebrity into a god. Students will create storyboards depicting their new god. For this assignment, have students go over the elements of a Greek god to create their own.

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


Elements of a Greek god:

  • Domain:
  • What do they rule? What do they have power and influence over. For example, Apollo is the god of the sun, poetry, and healing.

  • Symbol:
  • What is their power item? Examples: Zeus’s lightning bolts, Poseidon's trident, Athena’s spear.

  • Connection with the real world:
  • What natural occurrence do they control? For example, Aeolus controls the winds, and Demeter, the seasons.


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a poster to represent your original Greek god.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Create a poster for a modern Greek god of your creation. Include their power, domain, symbol, and weakness.
  3. Write a short myth about your god.
  4. Add additional images, characters, and items as needed.

Lesson Plan Reference


Rubric

(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)


Rubric
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Illustrations
The illustrations use appropriate scenes, characters and items.
The illustrations are difficult to understand.
The illustrations do not clearly relate to the assignment.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
Conventions
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are somewhat correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly incorrect.





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