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Seventh graders act as newspaper reporters in Rome. In this research skills activity, 7th graders use Google Earth and other Google tools to conduct research for their project in their newspaper teams. The culminating project should be a newspaper that details the fall of Rome. Students share with their fellow classmates.
Students define myths and explain why mythic figures are used in movies. After reading an article, they discover the myth surrounding the lost city of Atlantis. They read and examine myths from ancient civilizations and identify similarities among characters, themes and plots. They create a children's book based on myths of different civilizations.
Students recognize that "heroes" and "role models" are not synonymous terms. By analyzing heroes of other cultures and periods, they determine that many heroic figures, mythic or historical, rather than providing a model of a societal code of values, represent their transgression.