Myths and Legends: Ancient Greece

5th Grade, Research and Inquiry Activities

1. Connect to this link: http://www.mythweb.com.
2. Click on Gods . Here, you will see a picture of the twelve Olympians, the Greek gods and godesses who lived in a palace on top of Mount Olympus.

3. Click on one of the figures in the picture. Write down his or her name, and make a list of three or four facts you read on the page. Make sure you record what that god or goddess was known for. When you are done, click on another name at the top of the page and continue your list.

4. Use your information to make a poster about the twelve Olympians in Greek mythology. Draw a picture of each god or print one from the Web site (with your teacher’s permission) and write several facts next to each picture.

To review the roles of the gods and goddesses from Greek mythology visit: http://www.hipark.austin.isd.tenet.edu/mythology/gkgods_heroes.html