Ground has broken and construction has begun on the Mt. Olympus theme park scheduled to open in two years. Using the research on your god or goddess, please design a ride or attraction that reflects the personality of your deity. Take some time to think your ideas through using the information you know to create something special. Unique attributes, divine powers, interesting or fun facts from a myth should be considered. Let your clever and creative juices flow! Your ride or attraction must have a name. Do not use any elements or ideas from a real theme park. Be descriptive and remember to separate paragraphs by putting in an extra return. Two paragraphs at the most. (Image courtesy of Oh My Gods! Mythlopedia, Megan Bryant)
I can’t wait till the park opens!
Hello Students! Pretend you are a real estate agent for an agency that sells magical homes, and you have been asked by the owners of this enchanted house to sell it. You have your first prospective buyers coming by to take a tour. What are you going to say? How would you go about selling this house? As a real estate agent, it is your job to point out all the wonderful and unique features a magical house would have. Gather your inspiration from all the fantasy books and/or movies you have seen to describe some of the magical elements that might be in a magical house.
Be mindful, that I am not looking for silliness…but be specific in your descriptions. Have fun and be creative and clever! Think in terms of what the different rooms in the house might have. If you were buying a magical house, what features would you want it to have?
No dialog! But do put a space between paragraphs if you write more than one (like I do here)…remember, you cannot indent in a blog. (Two paragraphs at most)
Please use a topic sentence: It is the sentence that captures the meaning of the paragraph and tells the reader about what he/she will be reading. It usually is written at the beginning of the paragraph, but it can appear a few sentences in. Most of you already do this. Every paragraph should have a topic sentence. End with a concluding sentence, too. No I think and be careful of repetition. (I like winter. I like winter because…) MANY of you still do this. Watch out for any run-on sentences; I’m seeing them less and less!
What Greek god or goddess would you want for a parent and why? If you want to be creative and change things up a bit, you can write to:
If you could have any two gods or goddesses as parents, whom would they be?
Maybe you want to be a child composite (a little bit of several) gods or goddesses…
The point is to have some fun, share a little knowledge, and practice your writing skills.
One good paragraph with lots of thoughtful explanation. Watch out for those missing apostrophes and comma splices.
Students, please watch the two videos below and be prepared to comment on them for blog Wednesday.
Greek Mythology: Nature Myths from Brenda Wooding on Vimeo.
Greek Mythology: Constellation Myths from Brenda Wooding on Vimeo.
What would be your fifteen things and why?