Activity Overview

Norse mythology is filled with amazing stories that all intertwine. It can be helpful for students to identify individual gods and goddesses and their myths! In this activity, will create a poster that highlights a single Norse god or goddess. Students should identify powers, important symbols, and related or most important myths. Students should summarize one of the related myths in the poster, or write a paragraph describing the god or goddess 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 Norse 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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Objective: Create a poster highlighting the important aspects of a Norse god or goddess of your choice.

Student Instructions

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Research myths, symbols, & traits of your Norse god or goddess.
  3. Find a character to represent your god or goddess.
  4. Create a poster that includes symbols, powers, and myths.
  5. Summarize one myth associated with your god.
  6. Click “Save and Exit” to submit your assignment.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-12

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Biographies

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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