Fact finding activity for the 12 Greek gods. Good activity to introduce the children to gods for the first time. Also differentiated for a higher ability as a writing task should you wish.
Resource includes a Greek god table for all children to stick in books and powerpoint presentation for you to teach with.
Information sheets for the children to garner information from about the Greek gods. Always an idea to put books on the desks as well to help them.
It also includes pictures of all of the Greek gods for them to cut and stick into the table.
This product is a great way to introduce Greek myths, gods, goddesses, monsters and heroes to
your class. These can be a stand alone unit or be the intro for a study of Greek myths, any books in the Rick Riordan series, or other books based on Greek mythology.
There are activities to focus on the Greek idea of the creation of the world, the 14 major gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon, and popular Greek creatures, monsters, and heroes.
The product can be done in its entirety or taken apart and used in pieces as it fits your needs. The unit would take approximately 2 months to complete if all of it were done in class.
* Greek Creation Myth articles, questions and activity
* 14 major Greek gods and goddesses chart and quiz (Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Apollo, Artemis, Athena, Dionysus, Hermes, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Ares)
* 12 popular Greek monsters and creatures chart and quiz (Centaur, Cerberus, Chimera, Cyclops, Griffon, Harpy, Hydra, Medusa, Minotaur, Pegasus, Satyr, Sphinx)
* 7 popular Greek heroes chart and quiz (Achilles, Amazons, Heracles, Jason, Odysseus, Perseus, Theseus)
* Create your own God/Goddess, Monster/Creature, and Hero/Heroine Activity
* Create your own myth activity
*Rubrics and answer keys for all activities and quizzes
Used in a year 5 class - I cut the sheet up and the children had to try and match the picture to the name and also the description. For lower ability I left the name of the god/goddess and picture attached to match up with description only.
A complete week (5 days) of English planning, planned for year 4/5 but easily adaptable. There is a strong emphasis on word classes, noun phrases and adverbs - highlighting the need for precision throughout the week.
All resources are included, along with a PowerPoint for each day.
At the end of the week, the chdn write and perform a poem about the god of their choosing.
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The resource contains 12 Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses posters.
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This is a lengthy WAGOLL non-chronological report about 3 Greek Gods (Zeus, Poseidon and Hades).
The report features an introduction (setting the scene), a paragraph and a fact box for each of the Gods under a subheading, a conclusion to summarise the report a glossary for technical vocabulary.
The resource was originally created as a WAGOLL for the children to use (having previously studied the Greeks) in order to then write their own non-chronological report about the Ancient Egyptian Gods in their Pharaohs topic.
The WAGOLL includes examples of key objectives from the Years 4/5 curriculum (relative clauses, parenthesis, expanded noun phrases, modal verbs, fronted abverbials, apostrophes) and also features a few Alan Peat exciting sentences.
This is a 4 week unit of planning that supports pupils to write a Greek myth which they then act out in groups. I usually plan this before a class assembly so the pupils have their parents as the audience. All children love Greek gods and goddesses and this unit of work has never failed in supporting pupils write some excellent myths that are richly descriptive and engaging for the reader.
I have listed the learning objectives for all of the lessons below. Also I have included all of the worksheets, PowerPoints, links and resources you will need to teach this unit straight away.
Stage 1 = Stimulate & Generate
• To watch and listen to ancient Greek myth stories.
• To write a review of an ancient Greek myth.
• To act out a Greek quest myth.
• To take notes about ancient Greece.
• To learn about and then to describe unfamiliar mythical creatures.
Stage 2 = Capture, Sift & Sort
• To find the key features of a myth.
• To start sentences using verbs, adverbs and connectives.
• To write a descriptive paragraph about a Greek God.
• To write a descriptive setting.
• To vary sentence openers.
• To vary sentence structure and type for effect.
Stage 3 = Create, Refine & Evaluate
• To plan a quest myth.
• To write a descriptive setting for my myth.
• To edit and improve my work.
• To write a build-up in my myth.
• To write a conflict
• To write a resolution for my myth.
• To edit a piece of work.
• To write a Greek myth.
• To practise and perform my Greek myth.
Stimulate and generate = This usually starts with a hook to interest the class where the class realise who they are going to write for so they have a clear purpose and audience. Activities can include reading excellent model texts, drama or researching more about the author or the content of the book.
Capture, sift and sort = This is the part of the unit where pupils look at key features, practise skills they will need in order to complete the final piece or new learning for objectives they have not learnt yet.
Create, refine, evaluate = This is where you bring all you have learnt together and plan the final piece
This planning sheet will help your student plan a letter to a Greek God or Goddess of their choice.
Use this link to a free TES resource if you would like to give your class some information about Greek Gods and Goddesses:
Looking at evidence: Lots of images relating to Ancient Greece. Can be used as an introduction to the topic or to teach different ways of looking and finding out about the past.
Where and when was Ancient Greece: An introduction to the topic, looking at where Greece is located, its climate, and the effect this had on the Ancient Greeks; a timeline demonstrating AD and BC; and the first people to inhabit Greece.
Athens and Sparta: The similarities and difference between the two city states, including government, slaves, geography, buildings, army, wealth, education, girls, and territory. Ends with an activity matching the statements to either Athens or Sparta.
Ancient Greek Fighters: What made the Greeks so powerful, explains about hoplites, triremes, ships, soldiers etc.
The Battle of Marathon: Was it a victory for the Ancient Greeks? Looks at how it started,what caused it, and how the Ancient Greeks won. Shows artefacts found in Marathon, and asks what the Athenians and Spartans would have thought about the victory. Explains how it relates to marathons today.
Who did the Ancient Greeks worship and why: Explains the story of the Greek gods, from Chaos, to the Olympian gods. Includes a page on each of the gods; Zeus, Athena, Hera, Ares, Aphrodite, Apollo, Poseiden, Artemis, Demeter, Dionysus, Hephaestus, Hermes, Hades.
The Theatre: The origins of Greek theatre; the Acropolis, Theatre of Dionysus, The Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Explains what went on in the theatre, and how it was organised, with a questionnaire at the end.
The Olympic Games: The story of how they began.
Ancient Greek Legacies: A look at the achievements of the Ancient Greeks and their influence on the western world.
PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS AND ACTIVITIES (pdf): All activities accompany the powerpoint lessons above
What I already know/What I would like to find out about Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece fact file
Athens or Sparta fact files
The Battle of Marathon fact sheet
The theatre question sheet
Ancient Olympic buildings
How the Olympic games started
The events in the ancient Olympics
Ancient Greek achievements fact finding sheets x 3
Topic covers x 4
Writing sheets: Greek column design.
PLUS (in word)
An adaptable outline medium term plan
From Zeus and the gods on Mount Olympus to Persephone and the Underworld, via Hercules, Theseus and Odysseus, this scheme of work allows students to explore the wonderful world of Greek Mythology. Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening activities included as well as grammar activities and spellings for every lesson. A full half term’s work here. Ideal for KS3.
Colourful and engaging PowerPoints lead you through one week’s worth of lessons based around the Greek Gods. Includes fun Grammar Time, spellings, creative activities, non-fiction writing task and builds up to a Speaking and Listening activity where each student is interviewed as a Greek god of their choice.
Who were the Greek Gods? (Whole Lesson)
This resource contains:
1x PowerPoint Lesson
1X Olympian Gods information cards
The lesson introduces students to the Greek Gods first by using information cards. It then encourages the students to make inferences about Ancient Greek Society from the Gods that they worshiped. It is an effective way to getting students to link actions people took to religion. This is especially beneficial when studying Homer's Odyssey, Iliad or Greek Tragedies.
A presentation about Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses. This powerpoint gives details specifically about the twelve Olympians with slides about Greek religion and Mount Olympus. Perfect for a starter to introduce your class to the Greek Gods and Goddesses.
Who were the deities worshipped by the ancient Greeks? And what is their relevance today?
Use the Greek Mythology Resource Bundle to engage your students in an entertaining study of ancient Greek gods and goddesses - from Apollo to Zeus.
Australian Curriculum Link: ACDSEH036
This resource is delivered as a 18 page PDF in A4 size.
So, what's included?
✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it!
✓ Hilarious tongue-in-cheek article entitled Apollo - Zeus: An A-Z of Greek Gods & Goddesses targeted at readers in Years 6-8 which is sure to spark student interest and curiosity!
✓ Pre- and Post- reading quiz to assess reading comprehension.
✓ KW Chart template to find out what students know, and what they would like to know about Greek Mythology.
✓ Godly Brands worksheet asks students to look at brands that are named after Greek deities and consider the attributes each brand wanted to 'borrow' from its namesake.
✓ Folklore, Myth, Legend & Fairytale comparison activity to familiarise students with different types of cultural stories
✓ The Olympian Gods worksheet
✓ Characters of Greek Mythology worksheet
✓ Art Object Analysis worksheet
Purchase Issue 20 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
A set of resources to support teaching and learning about this topic.
There is a power point with a clickable ‘family tree’ that has slides with a picture and sentence about the linked deity.
The word document on the same deities has a range of challenges. These include comprehension tasks such as identifying a god’s area of influence and outline family tree to complete (different versions to provide varying levels of difficulty). There is also a series of word searches. These have questions to answer before finding the word in the grid – so reinforcing knowledge of events. (There are versions with the first letter of the answer or number of letters in the answer as well as one with no clues so that they cover a wide range of challenge.)