Your assignment will be to write a research report on the Greek god or goddess of your choice, and you will also create a colored cover to accompany your informational report. I will only provide research materials for a few of the gods. If you choose a different god, you will have to conduct the research on your own, using resources at the library or on the computer. Regardless of your decision, you must document (or cite) where you get ALL of the information that you include in your report. Do not make any information up, and do not use information from your head or another person. This is an informational report, and the information about the god must be completely accurate. Nonetheless, you cannot copy another author’s writing into your report, so you must paraphrase the ideas you read in your resources. Copying or not citing your sources is considered plagiarism and will not be tolerated. Make sure you write carefully and thoughtfully, as I will be looking for: completeness, structure, use of grammar and style, accuracy of information, and creativity. You do NOT have to submit more than one final draft, but you should revise and edit your writing to be sure it is your best work. You may either type your report or neatly write your paper on the lined paper provided. If you type your work, please type it in your Google Drive account. I am excited to read your reports and see your covers because I know they will be excellent!
To Do List
1. Choose your Greek god/goddess to research. 2. Conduct research. Start filling in graphic organizers. 3. Finish research and complete graphic organizers. 4. Write the first 4 paragraphs of report. 5. Write the last 3 paragraphs. Revise and edit. 6. Create cover page with colored illustration.
Your options for the Greek god/goddess to research include: 1. Aphrodite goddess of love and beauty 2. Apollo god of the sun, poetry, & music 3. Ares god of war 4. Artemis goddess of the moon & the hunt 5. Athena goddess of wisdom & war 6. Demeter goddess of agriculture 7. Dionysus god of wine & fertility 8. Eros god of love 9. Hades god of the underworld 10. Hephaestus god of fire & metalworkers 11. Hera goddess of marriage 12. Hermes messenger of the gods & god of travel 13. Hestia goddess of the hearth (family fire) 14. Pan god of nature 15. Poseidon god of the sea 16. Zeus ruler of the gods
You must use 2 or more resources (websites, encyclopedias, or books) to gather information for your project. The following are suggested resources to use for your research, but you may also use other resources at the library. For the websites listed below, be sure to type in the entire web address. At each site, you will need to navigate on the page and click on the appropriate links to find more information about your chosen god/goddess. As one more reminder, you must write down information about each resource that you use using the forms provided.
PROJECT OVERVIEW: REPORT: The final product that students will create is a 7-paragraph informational research report on the Greek god or goddess of his/her choice that contains the following information:
1. Introduction: Greek and Roman name of the god (and origins of name), the title of the god, a list of any important powers the god has, and a brief description of where the god can usually be found (where does the god spend his/her time in most myths?). 2. Family/Relatives: parents, siblings (brothers/sisters), and children; what gods or goddesses did he or she marry, love, or desire? 3. History: the story of the development of the god through birth, infancy, childhood, and life as an adult 4. Physical appearance and symbols: description of what the god looked like and any weapons / objects / animals / other symbols associated with the god 5. Celebration: are/were there any festivals to celebrate this god? Is this god a patron god of any city or area? 6. Summary of one important myth involving the god: a retelling of the major events in one myth, with a focus on the most important characteristics and powers of the god 7. Conclusion: other interesting facts or identifying characteristics about the god, summary of the findings and characteristics of the god; remember to leave the reader with something to remember about your god/goddess
COVER PAGE: Students will also create a colored cover page that includes:
Greek name of the god
the title of the god (found on page 2 of this packet)
hand-drawn OR printed image of the god or goddess (must be colored)
your name (as the author)
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Additionally, the report will include a bibliography citing all resources used to gather information for the report. Students must use at least 2 different sources to research their god or goddess.