Creating a Newspaper Article Using Greek Mythology
Students combine their journalistic skills with their knowledge of Greek myth to write a fictional article about mythical characters taking over modern L.A.
- Grades: 6–8, 9–12
These journalism skills should be taught after students have been introduced to Greek Mythology and the popular myths of that time. It's important that they have prior knowledge of the well-known heroes, legends, and other mythical gods and goddesses. In this unit, students will fabricate newspaper articles about these mythical characters and what happens when they invade the modern-day city of Los Angeles.
- Demonstrate understanding of the components of a news article.
- Write who/what/when/where/why/how questions.
- Sequence facts and details into an order that reflects the "inverted pyramid" writing style of most to least important news.
- Create a news headline.
- Write a "breaking news" story about a Greek god in modern-day Los Angeles.
Lesson Plans for this Unit
Lesson 1: Getting the Story