Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Historical and Mythological Figures Become Boots on the Field!

If you created a fictional army from historical people and mythological characters, who would you want on your side? Who would you be willing to battle?
Third grade students were given this same task, along with biographies and myths to read. They analyzed each person based on character traits, strengths, and weaknesses and were given the following job positions to fill:
  • General
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Undercover Agent
  • Diplomat
  • Soldier

The catch? Any person/character not chosen for their army would surely be hired by the opposing army! Eek!
Who were their choices?
  • Julius Caesar
  • Alexander the Great
  • Pythagoras
  • Socrates
  • Hercules
  • Medusa
  • Athena
  • Mercury
It was a lot of fun to watch the kids so involved in developing their strategies!



Third graders also created mosaics based on their research of Greek and Roman art. After analyzing the art to determine subject matter themes, they created their own pieces to reflect either daily life or the mythology of Ancient Rome or Ancient Greece.