MYTHOLOGY

Logo General Information
Project Overview
Curriculum Connections
Learning Outcomes
Resource Connections
Evaluation

  General Information

Lead Teacher:Charles Parisi - (Teacher)
Grade Level:Grade 7
Number of Students:150
Project Start and Finish Dates:

  Project Overview

Each student will be assigned a specific God or Goddess from a list provided. Each student will research this Greek or Roman God or Goddess through the internet.
Project  
Part I Biography of God or Goddess 1 - 2 pages. (Stemnet research)
Part II Work in groups to complete a chart with information about all the assigned Gods and Goddesses; (1 - 2 page chart)
Part II Download a picture of your God/Goddess. 1 Page
Part IV Create their own original myth. Some students will later post on the Writer's Network for sharing and feedback.
Part V Bibliography

  Curriculum Connections

Language Arts:

  1. Provide for the relevancy of writing assignments.
  2. Provide a "real world" audience.
  3. Adds motivational interest resulting in students providing their best work.
  4. Integrates computers as an effective tool for teaching writing.
  5. Enriches and supplements the regular classroom curriculum.
  6. Develops skills in
    a) reading / interpreting
    b) writing summaries and reports
    c) on-line and oral communication
    d) sharing and group decision making
    e) information literacy skills (accessing, retrieving, analysing, synthesising, presenting.)

Science:
 
 
Allows for the understanding of science, scientific knowledge and technology; in particular, important advances in scientific knowledge by people of all cultures over time.
Math:  
 
Provides for the use of problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Socials:  
 
 
 
Leads to the understanding of how the development and use of technology affects quality of life. Provides for interpreting how social, political, cultural and intellectual Heritage influences the way people live.

  Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will use on-line searching to explore and extend on ideas outside the text through a process of familiarization.
  2. Students will respond creatively and imaginatively by recreating a work of literature through imitation or transformation.
  3. Students will experience, respond to and come to value the literature of another culture.
  4. Students will interpret, select and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources and technology.
  5. Students will use various methods to construct meaning in increasing complex print and media texts. (eg. previewing, summarizing and text structures)
  6. Students will access specific information to meet learning needs. (eg. create questions, select sources, use electronic networks)
  7. Students will experiment with technology to help with the writing process. (eg. word processing programs, data bases and computer graphics)
  8. Students will integrate information from several sources to construct and communicate meaning.
  9. Students will refine methods of note taking.
  10. Students will extend their sense of audience.
  11. Students will analyse responses to writing from their new audience.
  12. Students will exercise the creative writing process in all stages of pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading and publishing.

  Resource Connections

  1. School Computer Room
  2. School Internet
  3. (CD Rom) Electronic Encyclopaedia
  4. Library Books & Encyclopedia on Greek/Roman Mythology

  Evaluation

  1. Students will present a report to the teacher for grading.
  2. Some students will post their myth on the Writer's Network.
  3. Informal observation by the teacher and on going tracking by recorded anecdotal notes.
  4. Students may be asked to share part of their work in oral presentations which can be graded.
  5. Evaluation will be both formative and summative.
  6. Project completed using word processing skills would be passed in for formal evaluation.

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