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Middle School Arts Integration Project

Exciting work is happening in Matt Helmenstine’s 6th grade social studies class at Willow Creek.

Greek Mythology is a rich subject for learning about morality and ethics. The students are reading the Greek myths and discussing the morals of the myths and the roles that the different Greek gods and goddesses take on.

Who is Pandora? What are her characteristics?

How would you describe Hermes? What do you learn from the myths where he is present?

Through reading about the Greek gods and goddesses and through looking at how they have been portrayed throughout the ages in art, students are learning about identity and decision making and consequences. They are working with different types of paper and drawing materials to create “wanted posters” describing a chosen Greek god or goddess.

Wanted: Ares

Wanted: Zeus, for stealing wine and abducting people

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