Grade 7 students have been learning about Greek mythology by investigating the roles of gods and goddesses, examining the structure and register of a Greek myth and exploring new ideas for stories.
As a culminating project for the unit, students wrote their own myths, in which they invented new characters, morals and story lines related to their interests. Some of the news ideas included “how dogs were created”, “how the stars were thrown into the sky” and “how dreams came into our minds”. The students presented their stories to the class in Greek fashion, by wearing togas.
By Ashleigh Meyer, Language Arts and EAL Teacher