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1 Justin Swisher Tools for Visualizing Information Professor Eric Mountain December 2014

2 General Information Project Purpose: To provide students the resources necessary to research, describe, and create myth stories. Audience: Sixth Grade Basic Skills Time Frame: Two weeks (10 class periods)

3 General Information (continued) New Jersey State Standards Addressed: 6.2.8.D.3.d - Compare the golden ages of Greece, Rome, India, and China, and justify major achievements that represent world legacies. 6.2.8.D.3.d 6.2.8.D.3.f - Determine the extent to which religions, mythologies, and other belief systems shaped the values of classical societies. 6.2.8.D.3.f 6.2.8.D.2.a - Analyze the impact of religion on daily life, government, and culture in various ancient river valley civilizations. 6.2.8.D.2.a 6.2.8.D.4.b - Analyze how religion both unified and divided people. 6.2.8.D.4.b 8.1.8.A.3 - Create a multimedia presentation using sounds and images 8.1.8.A.3 Core Content Standards Addressed: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.3 Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered). CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.5 Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally). CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.6 Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts). CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.8 Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.9 Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.10 By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.6 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.8 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.9 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.10

4 Brain Based Concepts IntelligenceActivities Linguistic Sharing thoughts out loud Explaining / defending opinions Presenting myths and technology projects Logical- Mathematical Describing why early Greeks used stories, rather than science, to understand the world. Musical Not applicable. Bodily- Kinesthetic Not applicable. Spatial Identifying Ancient Greece on a map Interpersonal Explaining why Greeks created myths to try and understand the world Intrapersonal Comparing modern tactics to explain the unknown with those of Ancient Greeks Multiple Intelligences:

5 Brain Based Concepts Mind Styles Concrete Sequential - Each lesson builds upon the previous one - Assessment activities are very structured and clear - Very little down time Concrete Random - Discussion around the morality of Greek Gods' behavior - Hands-on nature of an online assignment Abstract Random - Delving into theories of how Greeks understood the world - Stories are independent learning opportunities Abstract Sequential - Discussion around the morality of Greek Gods' behavior Multiple Intelligences:

6 Scaffolding Knowledge Level Activities Remembering - Define relevant key terms - Describe characteristics and traits of Greek gods - Recall settings in a story Understanding - Explain how Greeks used religion to explain natural phenomenons - Relate the way that Greeks viewed the unknown to the way that people in modern society view the unknown Applying - Demonstrate understanding of myths through comprehension activities - Produce a media presentation displaying a visual aid to go along with a myth Analyzing - Investigate how gods, like humans, were imperfect - Compare the traits of mortals with those of immortals - Describe a "tragic hero" Evaluating - Discuss why Greek gods interacted with humans the way they did - Decide whether gods had justified reason to be cruel to humans Creating - Compose a personal, modern interpretation of a myth - Create a media presentation displaying visual aid to go along with a myth Scaffolding Knowledge:

7 Check Points Scaffolding Knowledge: Activity 1: What is a Myth / Persephone & Demeter / Quiz Activity 2: Using Myths to Understand the World / Beginning of the World / World Chart Activity 3: Role of the Greek Gods / Gods Chart / Mythological Glossary / Flow Chart Activity 4: Pandora’s Box / Comprehension Quiz Activity 5: Writing a Myth / Pre-Writing Questions / Pre- Writing Forum / Rough Draft Submission

8 Works Cited Felder, Richard M., and Barbara A. Soloman. Learning Styles and Strategies. Rep. North Carolina State University, n.d. Web. 11 Oct. 2013. Gardner, H. (1983). Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. New York: Basic Books. Gregorc, A. Ph.D. (1985). Style Delineator. Columbia CT: Gregorc Associates, Inc. It's Greek to Me: Greek Mythology. N.p.: Mensa Education & Research Foundation, 2010. PDF. Moncrieffe, Karen. Understanding Myths and Legends. Bedfordshire, UK: Brilliant Publications, 2012. Print. Smith, Charles R., and P. Craig. Russell. The Mighty 12: Superheroes of Greek Myth. New York: Little, Brown, 2008. Print. Sousa, D. (2006). How The Brain Learns. 3rd Edition. California: Corwin Press, Inc. Worth-Baker, Marcia. Greek Mythology: Activities. New York: Scholastic, 2005. Print.

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