English words related to mythology often came from Roman names because the development of English was heavily influenced by Latin, the language of the Roman Empire. When the Romans conquered the Greeks, they assimilated the Greek gods into their own culture. Because of this, Roman versions of the Greek gods and goddesses are similar, but have different names. It's from these names that many familiar English words begin to appear.
|Greek Name||Roman Name||Greek Name||Roman Name|
Students will create a visual vocabulary board that shows the relationship between the god from the Greek myth and the English word.
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary BoardsCommon Core Standards
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Create a storyboard for at least three vocabulary words that shows the relationship between the character from the myth and the English word.
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Vocabulary words are used correctly in the example sentences in both meaning and context.
The meaning of the sentences can be understood, but the vocabulary words are used awkwardly or in the wrong context.
The vocabulary words are not used correctly in the example sentences.
The storyboard cells clearly illustrate the meaning of the vocabulary words.
The storyboard cells relate to the meaning of the vocabulary words, but are difficult to understand.
The storyboard cells do not clearly relate to the meaning of the vocabulary words.
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