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Becoming a Greek God  

Students will research a God or Goddess from Greek Mythology and give a presentation as the God or Goddess of their choice.
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Checklist for Essay

This list will describe exactly what needs to be included in your essay.


format of essay

You will write a 5 paragraph essay on your God/Goddess. Be sure to watch the video below. This video will help with the Introduction paragraph.

Paragraph 1: Introduction - the introduction will likely only be 4-5 sentences.  Catch reader's interests with an attention getter, perhaps a questions or interesting fact about your God/Goddess.  Give some brief background information on Greek Mythology; then write a thesis statement, a sentence telling the audience the topic of the essay.

Paragraph 2: Background Information - this paragraph should be 5-8 sentences.  Begin with a topic sentence, then give supporting details.  Remember, you aren't trying to summarize everything about your God/Goddess, there are books about him/her.  Give information such as: the Roman name, what they rule, where they reside, weapons/symbols, ect.

Paragraph 3: Life of the Subject - this paragraph should be 5-8 sentences.  Begin with a topic sentence, then give supporting details. Give details about 2 or 4 important/interesting things or events from their life.

Paragraph 4: Summary of a Myth involving the subject- this paragraph should be 5-8 sentences.  Do not copy and paste the Myth to the paper. Put the story in your own words and discuss the significance of the Myth.

Paragraph 5: Conclusion - the conclusion will likely be only 4-6 sentences.  Summarize for the reader what your report was about.  Then make a statement or ask a question that lets the reader know your report is over.


Writing an introductory paragraph

This video will help you write an introcuctory paragraph.

Sample MLA Research Paper

Great example of MLA format along with references in the margins. You should reveiw the essay and see how the format for using sources in the body of the paper. Also, review the Works Cited page at the end to see how the in-text citations match up with the sources the author used.


Checklist for PowerPoint

This checklist will explain exactly what needs to be included in your PowerPoint.


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