GODS AND GODDESSES OF GREECE AND ROME
For this assignment, you may choose to work with a partner or to work alone.
You are to research a god or goddess from the list below.
You must use at least three sources in your research:
o One source MUST be a book.
o The other two can be from the Internet.
From the research you will complete the following:
1. A two to four minute presentation on your god/goddess
2. 10-15 note cards and a minimum of 3 source cards
3. A visual representation of your god/goddess (poster, sculpture, diorama, etc.)
We will go over the specifics for research, note-cards, and works cited in more detail.
Presentation 20 pts
Note cards 20 pts
Visual 20 pts
Total 60 pts
Gods and Goddesses
Zeus/Jupiter Aphrodite/Venus Poseidon/Neptune
Athena/Minerva Hermes/Mercury Apollo/Apollo
Cronus/Saturn Eros/Cupid Hephaestus/Vulcan
Rhea/Ops Hera/Juno Ares/Mars
Dionysis/Bacchus Artemis/Diana Hades/Pluto
Persephone/Prosperpina Asciepius/Aesculapious Demeter/Ceres
Gaea/Terra Hypnos/Somnus Hestia/Vesta
GREEK AND ROMAN GODS AND GODDESSES
PRESENTATION PROJECT PLANING GUIDE
Complete these steps to prepare, practice, and present your god or goddess. Check off
each step in the process as you complete it.
o Find 3 sources (at least one book source) that contain information about your god or goddess.
o Create source cards for each source.
Make sure your source card is numbered, formatted correctly, and includes where you obtained
your source (use for your works cited page).
o Take notes from your sources on 3x5 index cards.
On your cards, include the source card number, page number, and key word/phrase.
Make sure you have enough information gathered for a 2-4 minute presentation.
Creating the Visual Representation:
o Choose what type of visual representation you want to use.
You can paint, create a poster, make a sculpture or diorama, etc.
The type you choose should enhance your presentation.
o Take your time and make sure your visual representation is creative and original.
It needs to reflect the EFFORT you put into it.
Preparing Your Presentation:
o Make your introduction dramatic. (Refer to the ‘good beginnings’ handout you were given.)
o Organize your presentation.
Make sure it is coherent and focused.
o Include interesting and substantial details.
When you are finished with your presentation, your audience should have a good picture of your
god or goddess in their minds.
o Include at least one myth.
This myth should feature your god or goddess.
o Make your conclusion memorable. (Refer to the ‘happy endings’ handout.)
o Practice your presentation.
If possible, memorize it.
Think about your tone, pitch, and volume.
Decide when to use gestures and facial expressions.
Write the information down in your notes.
o Evaluate your presentation and get feedback.
Practice in front of a mirror or ask friends or family for suggestions.