Modernizing Myths from Ancient Greece

Grades 5-7, 90-120min

In the Modernizing Greek Myths lesson, students read and summarize a classic myth from Ancient Greece. Working in teams, they then brainstorm ways to bring that myth into the modern age. Teams write three minute plays based on their modern ideas, performing their work in front of the class to complete the project. The source myths for this activity were written by Lin Donn, and the King Midas radio play embedded in the PowerPoint presentation was created by the BBC.

Illustration of Greek gods on Mount Olympus

Topics addressed

Students will be able to



Suggested lesson breakdown

This activity can be run in one longer period, or split over two shorter periods.

Washington State standards