Mega Greek Online session 8: Inventions

Date: Monday 1st June, time: 11-11.45am

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Meeting ID: 811 4260 7753

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Materials you’ll need

Session structure

Part 1 – introduction & hellos

Our mascot for this lesson is the Daedalus, inventor extraordinaire and creator of the maze that was home to the Minotaur.

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 and tell me whether the word is animal, mineral or vegetable.

Part 3 –  Quiz: Word Roots Challenge

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

Part 4 – Watch, learn, practice: quick fire verbs and sentences

Recapping on previous weeks’ learning, we’ll translate some verbs and then some sentences.

Part 5 – Culture: The myth of Icarus and Daedalus

I’ll be needing some volunteers to tell the story…

Part 6 – Activity: make an Icarus flyer

We’ll go through the steps together to make some awesome flying Icaruses 🤩

After-session activities

Listen to a a retelling of the story of Icarus…:

Jim Henson’s excellent telling of the myth:

Can you retell the myth in a modern setting? You could write it as a short story, a poem or a comic strip.

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.