1. Open with discussion of narrative characteristics Greeks and Romans myths.
2. Gods and Heroes comparison interactivity conducted throughout videoconference.
3. View and discuss depictions of Hercules and other gods and heroes in ceramics and sculpture.
4. Using objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art collection such as a sarcophagus, tapestries, and paintings, review myths of Orestes and Perseus.
Students will be able to compare gods and heroes of Greece and Rome, including Hercules, Orestes and Perseus.
Students will understand the importance of mythology in Greek and Roman culture.
Students will learn the characteristics of myth and understand how culture is revealed through the stories it tells.
Students will be introduced to the cultural and historical context of selected works of art and learn how art can tell a story.
Students will be introduced to the characteristics of mythology and learn that ancient myths, legends, and stories are used to explain the natural world, to teach morals, and to entertain.
All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, the Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.