Greek Barbie or Action Figure

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Young historians bring Greek mythology to the twenty-first century with this engaging research project. Hired to create a Barbie doll or action figure modeled after a Greek god or goddess, students gather the information necessary to meet the requirements outlined in this project description.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Present students with samples of the written descriptions expected of them
  • Provide other options for creating the dolls or action figures like using clay, paper mache, or fabric
  • After completing the project, have students present their work to the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Check out books on Greek mythology from the school or local library and make them available to students as they work to complete this project
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Resource is a Word document that can be modified to meet the needs of individual teachers
  • Project involves students in using their creativity while learning about Greek mythology
Cons
  • The rubric's criteria isn't very specific, but can be adjusted as needed