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Primary School Workshop


ANCIENT MYTHS: Epic worlds

In this riveting workshop students will enter the epic, humorous, tragic and insightful world of ancient Greek myths. Greek myths and their many gods, goddesses and heroes reveal the beliefs, values, hopes and fears of ancient communities, and tell us of great adventures and deeds. 


The Ancient Myths Workshop will introduce students to what ancient myths are and the purpose they served in Greek society (as moral codes, explanations of the cosmos and part of ancient religion). Students will be provided with worksheets to recognise depictions of mythological characters in the museum’s artefact collections. Students will also  investigate how visual elements of a story are represented to communicate a myth through different art forms, like sculpture and pottery. To discover more, students will also handle ancient and replica artefacts like pottery and swords, and create their own mythic story.

Myths and legends explored: The Odyssey, Trojan War and Persephone and the underworld.

 

Gods and Heroes explored: The 12 Olympian gods and goddesses, the Amazons, Heracles, Theseus and monsters like the Nemean Lion, griffins and more.


This workshop links with the following Victorian Curriculum F-10 Learning Areas and Capabilities:

 

Learning Areas: History, Visual Arts, Visual Communication Design, Civics and Citizenship, English


Capabilities: Ethical Capability, Intercultural Capability, Personal and Social Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking
 
Ideal for: Grades 1 – 6
Duration: 1.5 hours
Delivery: On-site at the Hellenic Museum

Cost: $15 per student