Summer SAVY Session 4, Day 4, From Myth to Modern Legend (Waxman)
Day 4: Today in Myth to Modern Legend, we focused on the later elements of the Greek mythology canon. In particular, we learned about Jason and the Argonauts, the Trojan War, and the Odyssey. Students concocted their own versions of Medea’s sleeping potion (to make the dragon that guards the Golden Fleece go to sleep) and came up with their own modern versions of the Trojan horse to fool enemies in 2023!
We also learned about Atalanta, one of the most famous female heroes in Greek mythology. Atalanta is known as an athlete who could outrun any opponent, so we had our own footrace to determine the class winner of Atalanta’s race.
- What did you learn about Homer and the story of the Iliad/Odyssey?
- What modern device did you brainstorm to fool the Trojans in 2023?
- What are you doing for your final project?