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Greek Myths. Focus: To plan a creative myth. Myths. What is a myth? A myth is a made-up story that explains the existence of a natural event — such as where thunder comes from or why we have four seasons. The main characters in myths are usually gods or supernatural heroes .

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Greek myths

Greek Myths

Focus: To plan a creative myth.


Myths
Myths

  • What is a myth?

  • A myth is a made-up story that explains the existence of a natural event — such as where thunder comes from or why we have four seasons.

  • The main characters in myths are usually gods or supernatural heroes .

  • As sacred stories, myths are often approved by rulers and priests and closely linked to religion.


Persephone
Persephone

  • Who was Persephone?

  • What happens in the myth Persephone?

  • Four seasons – Winter, Autumn, Spring and Summer.


Hades – Lord of the Underworld

Mount Olympus

Zeus – King of the Gods


Why snow falls from the sky
Why snow falls from the sky!

  • In your talk partners think of five words to describe snow.

  • In your talk partners think of a creative idea as to why it might snow. Not scientific!


Mind mapping
Mind Mapping

  • We are now going to create our own mind map to help us plan our myth ‘Why snow falls from the sky’.

  • What do you think we should put in the middle of our map? Something to summarise our myth.

  • How many branches will we need? At least sixmain branches:

  • Characters – Hero, monster, damsel,

  • Introduction – create a setting

  • Build up – set your hero on a quest

  • Main body – surround your hero with conflicts

  • Conclusion – bring your myth to an end

  • The natural event – according to the story...


  • How many second level branches will we need?

  • Will we use third level branches?

  • Make sure you use the keys words for your myth.

  • Characters names, feelings, emotions, places, etc.

  • Use lots of colour in your map, colour co-ordinating branches.

  • Now it’s your turn....


Focus to plan a creative myth
Focus: To plan a creative myth

  • ‘Why snow falls from the sky’

  • Share your myth plan with your talk partner.

  • Does the plan show a story that will explain why snow falls from the sky?

  • Discuss sentence openers to start your myth.

  • Draw a face to represent how you feel about your plan.


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