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November 13, 2019

 

November 11-15

 

Workshop Activities

1. Craft – Pandora's Box

2. Key Points – Greek Artifacts

3. Collaborative – New Seven Wonders

4. Language Arts – Animal Fables

5. Math/Logic – Dice Game

6. Character Connection – Achilles Heel

7. Big Activity – Ancient Foods

8. Movement - Hoop Game

 

Minecraft Activities

  1. Ancient Greece quiz maze: Cross the River Styx

  2. Olympics

  3. Quest for the Golden Fleece

  4. Build Challenge: Greek Myths Statues

 

Upcoming Events

  • Park Days at Santa Ana Zoo: https://www.facebook.com/events/479026312918466/

  • Disneyland meetup: December 10 – Ancient Festivals: https://www.facebook.com/events/438347327015581/

  • Ancient Festivals Celebration – Details TBD, but we're planning for December 16th in Corona.

 

Fireworks

Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

 

  • Create a board game based on the famous adventures of the Greek heroes and heroines. Good stories to use would include: Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece, the Labors of Hercules, the adventures of Theseus, or Odysseus and the Cyclops, Sisyphus and the rock (like Chutes and Ladders?)

  • Make a Trojan Horse.

  • Choose a product to make a video commercial of. Use one of the Greek gods as the spokespersons for the commercial. Which of the gods would best promote your product?

  • Design your own mythical creature. Describe at least three physical characteristics such as hair, head, body, hands, etc. Give the creature character traits such as helpful to humans, can't go out in daylight, eats mice, etc. Draw the creature. Name the creature.

  • Retell a Greek myth in first person point of view, assuming the identity of a hero like Prometheus or Theseus.

  • Make a mask of one of the characters in ancient Greek mythology.

  • Memorize the Greek alphabet.

  • Make a newspaper about a day in ancient Greece. Include sections for wars, politics, sports, entertainment, and gossip.

  • Make Pandora's Box.

  • Create a monument for a Greek God.

  • Find at least twenty businesses or products that use names related to Greek Mythology.

  • Write your own animal fable with a moral – like Aesop did.

  • Visit an art museum. See the sculpture, pottery, jewelry and coins of ancient Greece. Record the myths that inspired them. Draw sketches of some of your favorite items.

  • Find photographs of the famous buildings of ancient Greece (Parthenon, Knossos, Delphi, etc.). Prepare a short report about one or two of them.

  • Find pictures of Greek vases. List the myths that were used in the decoration of the vases.

  • Model a figure out of clay of one of the heroes or gods from the myths.

  • Make your own design on paper to be used for one of the following: a vase, a shield for a hero or a robe for a goddess.

  • Create a panel mural depicting one of your favorite myths.

  • Do some Time warp trio activities: http://www.timewarptrio.com/teachers-parents/lessons/

  • Read about some of the philosophies that came from ancient Greece.

  • Write a story depicting what is represented on a Greek vase.

 

 

 

 

 

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