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Activity Overview

During his quest in The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson goes to several different places across the United States that are reflections of mythological locations. By creating a travel poster, students will explore one of these locations. The posters the students create should be easily supported with evidence from the text, drawing from the descriptions Riordan includes and their knowledge of Greek mythology. These posters may be created from the perspective of the creatures that dominate the place or from Percy's experiences there.

Students can choose a location or you can assign them locations. To extend the assignment, students can do research into the actual geographical location to add depth to the reasons people may (or may not) want to visit it.

For additional templates to add to this assignment, see our travel poster templates and template gallery.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Template and Class Instructions

(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", update the instructions on the Edit Tab of the assignment.)

Student Instructions

Create a travel poster for one of the locations Percy and his friends visit on his quest.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Create your travel poster using scenes, images, characters, and items related to the location.
  3. Use any textables to add information about the location.
  4. Save and submit your storyboard.

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