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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.
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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...
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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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