I'm attempting a rather brief mini-unit on mythology. My lack of experience in this area could lead to a debacle or boredom. But, a classic education requires some introduction to the oft alluded to.
Mini-lesson One: Guided Notes about why we study myths.
Mini-lesson Two: "How the World Began" from Myths and their Meaning.
Mini-lesson Three: Baseball and Mythology (to coordinate with our interdisciplinary unit on baseball).
Mini-lesson Four: Gods and advertising/marketing/company slogans (to be taught by student teacher).
The individual assignment, shown in the picture, asks the students to create a Facebook profile for a god or goddess. Students will have to find a picture, create a status update, identify two poems that reference their choice, and write a three sentence summary of their choice's importance. We've been working hard to solidify summarizing skills, so this will be yet another data point for that skill.