A WebQuest for 7th Grade Language Arts
The influence of Greek Mythology is all around us. From architectural designs to arts and entertainment, the ways in which we can see evidence of this ancient belief is constantly surrounding us...if we only know what to look for.
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You will be creating a Power Point presentation that will be delivered to the panel of judges (a.k.a. classmates, teachers, administrators, etc.) who will determine which design best encapsulates the importance of Greek Mythology.
There are several steps you will need to work on both individually and collaboratively to successfully complete this assignment.
The first part of the process is learning about the various mythological figures who hold some significant roles in the Greek myths.
Step 1: Click here to retrieve the mythological figures worksheet you need to fill out, and print one copy.
Step 2: Determine who will be looking up information about which of the gods/heroes, and divide up worksheets accordingly.
Step 3: Use the following websites to read about the gods/heroes. Take notes (do not plagiarize!) on your assigned gods/heroes.
Step 4: Assemble as a group, and decide on eight (8) gods and/or heroes you feel would make the best additions to the Mythology wing of the museum.
Step 5: The next thing you need to do is choose pieces of art which you feel would best represent the necessary avenues of Greek Mythology. You must have at least three pieces to represent each of the deities you choose, but be sure to consider the way you want to organize the pieces---chronologically, thematically, social significance, etc.
Click on the following images to connect to websites helpful for finding art and artifacts to include in your proposal.
The Art Institute of
Step 6: Now that you’ve chosen the mythical people you want to include and the artwork that will be displayed, your group needs to examine how we still see influences of these mythological figures in society today. You should find at least one or two ways in which we can still see significant influence of this mythological figure in today’s society. This explanation must be part of your museum proposal. Discuss this in your group. Each member of your group should print out a notes page to help keep track of your ideas.
Click on image below for notes page
Step 7: It is now time to organize all of your ideas into a proposal. To do this, you need to create a Power Point presentation.
Be sure to visually include:
ü A brief overview of each of the eight (8) mythological figures you’ve chosen
ü Pictures of the artwork you’ve chosen to include in the museum wing
ü Images of how we can see their influences in today’s society
Be sure to include in your verbal explanation:
ü The most relevant details about the mythological figures
ü A thorough explanation of why you feel these figures are the best choice for the museum’s Greek Mythology wing
ü A thorough explanation of how we can see the influence of these Greek Mythology figures in today’s society
Click on picture below to get started on your Power Point
Step 7: Practice presenting your Power Point. Be sure each person knows which slides he/she is responsible for discussing. Also, be sure to stick to the 5/5 rule for each Power Point slide. Each person should have note cards to help them through his/her portion of the presentation; DO NOT read to your audience!
Your grade for this assignment will be comprised of both your participation throughout the group process and the final proposal you deliver in your Power Point presentation.
Your presentation will be graded using the following rubric.
By completing this activity, hopefully you’ve gained some knowledge about Greek Mythology and its influence in art, history, and society in general. The connections that can be made between society and Greek Mythology are endless; we just need to know where to look.
All images for this WebQuest were obtained from Google Images
Last updated on August 15, 1999. Based on a template from The WebQuest Page