Mega Greek Online: session 6

Mega Greek Online – session 6

Nature Tales

Date: Monday 11th May, time: 11-11.45am

Contact for the Zoom details

Materials you’ll need

Session structure

Part 1 – introduction & hellos

Our mascot for this lesson is the Persephone, goddess of nature and reluctant wife of Hades.

As usual, we’ll start our session by greeting each other with a big ‘khairete!’

Part 2 –  Warm up: Greek alphabet slam

Using your alphabet sheets (or not, if you’re super-ambitious!), unscramble the English words written in Greek letters.

Part 3 –  Quiz: Word Roots Challenge

Can you think of some English words that come from the Greek words you see on your screen?

Part 4 – Watch, learn, practice: Clever Codes

We’ve been learning how the Ancient Greeks encoded who is doing the verb into the end of the word, a bit like an ancient form of Scratch coding. We’re going to recap those codes and then see if we can start to translate some Greek verbs.

Part 5 – Worksheet: Verb sort & translate

After warming up with our previous activity, we’ll take some independent time to fill in today’s worksheet.

Part 6 – Exploration of myth: Persephone

We all know that the Ancient Greeks were pretty skilled at turning out a good muth, but have you ever stopped to think why? We’ll take a look at the myth of Persephone to better understand why cultures come up with these fantastical stories.

We’ll also go through the steps to make a nature offering to Persephone, which you can do as an optional craft activity after the session has finished.

After-session activities

Read or watch Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief to see a very disgruntled Persephone!

Add words and colour to the tale of Persephone:

Listen to a narration of the Persephone myth:

Session rules

  1. 🤐 Stay on mute! Everyone needs to be on mute, otherwise things could get very noisy! If you want to answer a question, type in the text box.
  2. 💻 Be patient! If the lesson’s Internet connection goes down, I will switch to another network. This may take a couple of minutes but the Zoom room will stay open.
  3. 📝Be prepared! Have all the materials you’ll need (listed above) ready.
  4. 🤓Have fun! Ancient Greece is awesome (but I may be slightly biased).

Note on video recording

I’ll be recording the session for training and monitoring purposes. Classics For All, who fund and sponsor this online course, has also had requests from a small number of partner schools to have access to the video to support their home learning programme. Consequently, the recording of the session will be distributed to a few selected CfA partner schools.