Gods and Goddesses Project: counts as an extra portfolio grade. Part I: Video questions Due August 3rd General background info. From the video: Why are Greek goddesses so diverse and in control of so many different things? (What does the video say about interaction with different cultures?) Who were the first two Greeks to write down the story of gods and goddesses? Where is the rock found today that was baby Zeus? Who do Zeus and the other Olympians fight with for control of creation? What is different about Greek gods that is different from all other ancient dieties? Creation of humans (not so important in Greek mythology). Describe the creation/early existence of mankind according to the following authors: Homer: Hesiod: Gold Age: Silver Age: Bronze Age: Iron Age: Why are women created? What did Prometheus do to anger Zeus? Why were women portrayed so negatively in Greek mythology? Part II: Poster and Presentation: due August 3rd Materials: Posterboard Markers Optional: Computer and printer Resources: History channel video on god’s and goddesses Classical mythology book Internet: http://www.online-mythology.com/ http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/europe/roman/ http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cache/perscoll_PersInfo.html *Enter your subject into the look-up tool. Steps/Process: 1.Get with a partner This is a partner project. There will be one group of three in third period. The first group who calls it gets to be three. 2.Pick one of the fourteen major dieties from the handout yesterday. We will do this as a class so that no group presents the same god. 3.You will be responsible for presenting the following items about your diety to the class on Friday with your partner. They must be represented on your poster that you will share with the class. Checklist: ______ The Greek and Roman name of the god ______ The parents/story of the birth of the god ______ What the god was in control of (possibly multiple things). For example, Apollo is the god of light, among other things. ______ Symbols associated with the god (probably multiple symbols). ______ Rituals associated with the god/ways that the god was worshipped or honored. 4. Turn your posterboard over. Divide it in half . Each partner will have half of the poster for the next part. Pretend you could have been an ancient diety. Using the same checklist, present yourself to the class. Ex., What would your name have been? What would you choose to be in control of? 5. Each student will be responsible for taking notes on other peoples projects (specifically part three). For example, if you god is Minerva, you should have the information on the other 13 by the time we are finished presenting because you have written it down while your class mates were presenting. .