Themes come alive when you use a storyboard. In this activity, students will identify themes from mythology, and support their choices with details from the text.
There are many recurring themes in the myths surrounding the Olympians. Some other themes to consider are the importance of beauty, infidelity, anger, involvement with mortals, and marriage. Students may want to select these themes based on previous knowledge, or they can pick from a list!
As the gods are divine beings, it only makes sense that some of their births would be extraordinary! Aphrodite was born from the sea, Athena was born fully grown from the head of Zeus, and Dionysus was born from Zeus' thigh. These gods each entered the world in a unique way. Additionally, Zeus' siblings were all swallowed by Kronos after being born, so they underwent a sort of rebirth when Zeus freed them.
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
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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