Who Am I? Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses You are going to design and present a poster starring a Greek God or Goddess of your choosing. This project is due January 20 (B day) or 21 (A day). Religion was important to the ancient Greeks. They believed that it would make their lives better while they were living. They also believed the gods would take care of them when they died. The Ancient Greeks believed in many different gods and goddesses. The Greeks believed that these gods and goddesses controlled everything in their lives and the environment. There was a god for every aspect of their lives. It was important to please the gods; happy gods helped you, but unhappy gods punished you. People had special places in their homes where they could pray to the gods. There were also public shrines in all sorts of places where people could pray and leave presents. What to do: 1. 2. 3. 4. Sign up on the class sheet for the god or goddess. Research the god or goddess you have chosen. Create an 11 x 17 poster of the god or goddess. Present your god or goddess to the class on the day it is due (1/20= B day; 1/21= A day) Your poster is to include at least the following information: Name of god or goddess A drawing of your god or goddess. No clip art, please. All drawing and writing needs to be your own work. On a separate sheet of paper include the following: (Work must be typed in font 12 with single spacing. Double spacing will result in half credit) Your name and class period God of…. Goddess of… You must include information about at least 4 of the following on a separate sheet of paper: o Family: Were they married? Did they have siblings? o What did they study? Why are they remembered/important? o What did they believe? o Symbols that represent them o Myths or stories about them o Special talents, skills, or traits o Weaknesses or problems with this person List of sources- you must write the title, author, and URL of the websites or books you use to collect information neatly on the back of your poster. In a one-page summary describe the life of your Greek god/goddess telling their life prior to them becoming immortals. Story must be creative and written in your own words. Your poster should be neat, legible, and visually appealing. You may use colored pencils, crayons, or markers. Illustrations or lettering can be done on separate paper and attached with glue, or you can work directly on 11 x 17 paper/poster board. Either way, plan your design on scrap paper before beginning work on your poster. This will ensure that you fit all the necessary requirements on your poster in a neat and interesting way. DO NOT use any clip art or computer generated print. We want to see your artistic work. No LATE projects will be accepted! **Practice presenting with a friend or in front of the mirror (or both). This will give you more confidence when you present your work. Your audience will be better able to enjoy your presentation. Helpful Websites for Research: Library Databases: http://www.usd116.org/ums/index.php/academics/library/ Gods and Goddesses: http://greece.mrdonn.org/greekgods/ http://www.greekmythology.com http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/gods/explore/exp_set.html http://www.mythweb.com http://www.greek-gods.info http://www.theoi.com/greek-mythology/greek-gods.html Greek god or goddess poster rubric God or Goddess Name and Student’s Name/Class Period Information Drawing Conventions Design of Poster List of Sources Presentation Short Story Rubric 3 2 1 Poster includes god or goddess name and student’s name. Poster includes facts from at least 4 different areas about the god or goddess. Poster includes a drawing of the god or goddess. It is neatly done. My writing has less than 5 spelling and/or grammar errors. Poster is well-planned using color and legible writing to present the information in an attractive and organized manner. The title, author, and URL of books/websites used to collect information are written neatly on the back. Poster includes god or goddess name or student’s name. Poster includes 3 facts from different areas about the god or goddess. Poster includes a drawing of the god or goddess. It looks like I did it last night. My writing has 5-10 spelling and/or grammar errors. Poster uses some color and/ or writing that is mostly legible to present the information in an attractive and organized manner. The title, author, and/or URL of books/websites used to collect information are written on the back. Sources may not be complete. Presentation is given in a fairly clear manner. Most of the presentation is able to be understood and heard by the audience. One page describing their life prior to becoming immortal. Poster does not include god or goddess name or student’s name. Poster includes 1 or 2 facts from different areas about the god or goddess. Poster does not contain a drawing of the god or goddess. Presentation is given in a clear manner that is able to be understood and heard by the audience. One page creatively describing in detail their life prior to becoming immortal. Rubric is printed, signed, and returned on the date the project is due. My writing has more than 10 spelling and/or grammar errors. Poster does not use color and/ or writing that is mostly legible to present the information in an attractive and organized manner. Sources were not listed at all. Presentation is difficult to understand and/or heard by the audience. Short summary of their life. Rubric was not printed, signed and returned. I have read the information contained in this rubric and am aware of the project requirements and due date. The project rubric must be printed and returned. X_________________________ Parent/Guardian signature X_________________________ Student signature **Print student name and class period on the line: ______________________________________________ Sign-up Sheet for God or Goddess from Greek Mythology God/Goddess 1. Apollo 2. Aphrodite 3. Ares Role God of the sun, music, poetry Goddess of love & beauty God of war Symbol/s Sun, lyre, laurel Student Name 1. Dove, rose, seashell 2. 3 7. Dionysus Spear, torch, vulture, dog Goddess of the moon The moon, deer & the hunt Goddess of wisdom Owl, olive & strategy in war Goddess of the Poppy, wheat, & grain harvest God of wine Grapes, goat 8. Eros God of love Bow & arrow 8. 9. Hades Scepter, two-pronged staff Pitcher of water 9. 10. Hebe King of the underworld Goddess of youth 11. Hephaestus God of fire & metal Fire, hammer, anvil 11. 12. Hera Queen of the gods Peacock 12. 13. Heracles God of strength Club, lion skin 13. 14. Hermes Messenger of the gods Goddess of the hearth & hoe God of time Caduceus, winged sandals, & helmet Hearth 14. Sundial 16. Shepherd’s pipe 17. Pomegranate 18. 19. Poseidon God of shepherds & flocks Queen of the underworld King of the sea Trident 19. 20. Zeus King of the gods thunderbolt 20. 21. Aphrodite Goddess of love & beauty Dove, rose, seashell 21. 4. Artemis 5. Athena 6. Demeter 15. Hestia 16. Cronus 17. Pan 18. Persephone 4. 5. 6. 7. 10. 15. 22. Apollo Sun, lyre, laurel 22. Owl, olive 23. Caduceus, winged sandals, & helmet Trident 24. 25. Poseidon God of the sun, music, poetry Goddess of wisdom & strategy in war Messenger of the gods King of the sea 26. Hades God of time Sundial 26. 27. Heracles God of strength Club, lion skin 27. 28. Persephone Pomegranate 28. 29. Zeus Queen of the underworld King of the gods thunderbolt 29. 30. Ares God of war Spear, torch, vulture, dog 23. Athena 24. Hermes 25.