The Myth of Hercules: 12 Labors in 8-bits

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Hercules had to slay a lion, capture a bull, and steal a herd of cattle from a three-headed giant, and he was just getting started. Scholars watch an inventive animated video that uses a video game format to describe the 12 labors of Hercules. Next, viewers answer multiple-choice and open-ended questions and participate in an online discussion. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals keep a list of Hercules's 12 labors as they watch the video 
  • Ask students to create a comic strip summarizing Hercules's tasks
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a computer, Internet access, and headphones for each user 
Pros

  • Creative presentation with captivating animations 
  • Includes additional resources 
Cons

  • None