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Three lesson plans including a webquest about Greek mythology by Ludmila Benedetti & Daiana Nappi

Three lesson plans including a webquest about Greek mythology by Ludmila Benedetti & Daiana Nappi

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  • 1. Lesson plan #1Trainee teachers: Nappi Daiana, Benedetti LudmilaClass: 6th gradeCommunicative goal: Learning about Greek MythologyGrammar focus: simple pastVocabulary focus: lightening, thunder, wisdom, justice, peace, civilization, etcRecycled language: family relationshipsActivation (3 min)The teacher will ask students to brainstorm any information they might know aboutGreece. If students cannot remember anything she will write some concepts (eg:Democracy, Maths, Tragedy & Comedy, Olympic Games, etc) in order to prompt someideas.Comprehension and clarification: (10 min)The teacher will explain the origin of myths and then she will tell them the myth of thebirth of Zeus.(The teacher will tell them an adaptation of the myth from the following site:http://historylink102.com/greece2/creation.htm)As they listen they will have to complete the following True or False Are the following statements about the myth you hear true or false? TRUE FALSE 1. From Mother Earth and Sky came Chaos 2. There were 6 Titans 3. Cyclopes have 50 heads and 100 arms 4. Cronos came to Gaia’s aid 5. Cronos married his sister Phoebe 6. Cronos had six children 7. Cronos swallowed all of his children 8. Zeus survived to defeat his fatherApplication (20 min)Activity 1: Students will be organized into 6 groups. The teacher will have a bag with thenames of 12 Gods. Each group will pick 2 cards from the bag and they will have to look forinformation about the Gods in those cards in web pages. Each group will read about theirGods and later on retell this to the other groups.Time allotted: 15 min
  • 2. Activity 2: After having listened to everybody’s retelling of Greek Gods, the class as awhole will create a family tree with all the Gods and Godesses mentioned.Time allotted: 5 minReflection (2 min)The teacher will read the cards with the names of the Gods and Godesses and studentswill have to sit down when she names a God and stand up when she names a Goddess
  • 3. Lesson plan #2Trainee teachers: Nappi Daiana, Benedetti LudmilaClass: 6th gradeCommunicative goal: Learning about Greek MythologyGrammar focus: simple pastRecycled language: lightening, thunder, wisdom, justice, peace, civilization, etcActivation (5 min)The teacher will ask students to tell her what they can remember about Greek Mythologyand characteristics of myths and Gods from the previous class.The class as a whole will complete a Crossword in Hot Potatoes (JCross) about all the Godsthat they have discussed on the previous classApplication (30 min)Activity 1: Students will be divided into 4 groups and each group will read a myth. Theywill have to complete the following chart about the myth they read.Time allotted: 10 minGods and Goddesses in the mythHumans in the mythOther creatures in the mythWhat does the myth explain? • Group 1: Zeus and Herahttp://library.thinkquest.org/18169/zeusmyth.htm • Group 2: Poseidon and Athenahttp://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/poseidon/stories/poseidon-athena-contest/ • Group 3: Hades and Demeterhttp://artfulalf.com/persephonemyth.html • Group 4: Athena and Arachnehttp://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/athena/stories/athena-arachne/Activity 2: Those groups will have to retell their classmates the myths they have read andall the groups will have to complete the chart from Activity 1 with information about themyths their classmates are telling themTime allotted: 20 min
  • 4. Lesson plan #3Trainee teachers: Nappi Daiana, Benedetti LudmilaClass: 6th gradeCommunicative goal: learning about Hercules’s lifeGrammar focus: ---------- revisionVocabulary focus: abilities, personal informationRecycled language: can, age, Greek gods, etc.ACTIVATION (3 min.)The teacher will make them remember the stories they had been discussing about Greekgods, and she will ask to the students, questions about them.T: do you remember who Zeus was?St: yes! He was the greatest god and the strongest!T: yes that’s right!Comprehension and clarification: (7 min)The teacher will tell them that now they will have to find out about one of Zeus’s sons,Hercules, and that they will have to complete a chart about his life using the internet.She will present them the web quest and she will explain how to use it.Application: 25 minsActivity 1: the students will solve the webquest on their own and the teacher will monitorand try to help them as much as she can.http://www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=111459While doing the webquest they will have to visit different websites provided by theteacher and they will have to produce a chart with the information they collect on theinternet.Activity 2:The students will print the chart and they will discuss with the whole class. Then they willsend it by email to the teacher.Activity 3: students will go to a special section of the web quest the “conclusion” andthere they will find a quote and some questions to discuss with the whole class:Read the following phrase and think if you agree with it or not"To look beyond the glory is the hardest part, for a heros strength is measured by hisheart"
  • 5. Do you agree?Do you think that this can be related with Hercules’s story?

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