Lesson Plan : Don't Myth the Bus

Teacher Name:
 Greg Stefaniuk
Grade:
 Grade 9-10
Subject:
 Language Arts

Topic:
 Introduction to Greek/Roman Mythology
Content:
 myth, allusion, immortal
Goals:
 The students will gain an appreciation for the ways in which G/R mythological references are still used today.
Objectives:
 The Student Will Be Able To: - identify 5 products named after G/R mythology - complete an Exit Ticket before leaving the room
Materials:
 - items: Mars bar, Venus razor, Nike shoes, Ajax cleanser - PPP with logos/brief summaries - LCD projector or OHP - computers with internet access - summary rubric - exit tickets (# of Students)
Introduction:
 - show items to students, and first slide of PPP
Development:
 - Ask, "what do these all have in common?" - once students have discovered relationship, ask, "Why do companies name their products after people/things from 4000 years ago?" (ALLUSION)
Practice:
 - Students Think-Pair-Share any other modern references to G/R mythological figures
Accommodations:
 Low-end: ESL/IS students may be given more time to complete independent practice. High-end: Gifted/talent student may instead create their own products based on a mythological figure. Students may write a summary, as above, create an a/v ad, or create a poster for their new product.
Checking For Understanding:
 Score written summaries using Rubric provided
Closure:
 Exit Tickets - students must complete and turn in to teacher upon leaving the room
Evaluation:
 - scoring of written summaries - evaluation/self-evaluation based on Exit Tickets

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