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   View Standards     Standard(s): [LAT] LA1 (7-12) 6 :
6) Investigate and describe the most important Greco-Roman deities, including their characteristics, duties, and associated myths.

Examples: Olympian gods, earth gods, mythical monsters, and creation stories.

[LAT] LA1 (7-12) 9 :
9) Identify Latin influences on other disciplines.

Examples: Roman numerals, metric prefixes in (mathematics), anatomical terminology, and names of planets (science).

11) Recognize plots and themes of Greco-Roman myths and their influence in literature, art, and music.

13) Identify similarities of their own culture to that of the Greco-Roman world.

Examples: Architecture, daily life, themes and heroes of classical mythology.

[LAT] LA2 (7-12) 7 :
7) Investigate and describe Latin influences on modern academic disciplines, world languages such as English and the Romance languages, history, and philosophy.

Examples: Stoic and Epicurean philosophy on contemporary ideas and literature, similarities and differences between modern and Roman military tactics.

[LAT] LA2 (7-12) 8 :
8) Describe Roman influences on contemporary arts and culture.

Examples: The television series Rome, the movies Gladiator, Cleopatra, and Troy, and contemporary youth literature.

Subject: Latin (7 - 12)
Title: Ovid's Metamorphoses

This learning activity is created to follow Social Studies and Language Arts standards however, the content makes a perfect connection to the Latin literary figures addressed in the Latin standards for the state of Alabama. The activities are in English but provide insight into "The Metamorphoses" by Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid). It includes guiding questions, background information, an essay-based assessment, and multiple extensions that allow students to compare "The Metamorphoses" with later works of art and modern poetry.

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