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Ancient Greek and Roman Talk Show

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Title:

Ancient Greek and Roman Talk Show

URL:

https://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/trippack/villa_vsi_talkshow.html

Content Source:

Other
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This activity lets students explore ancient Greek gods and Roman gods through art images provided by The J. Paul Getty Museum. Students are encouraged to repeat the plot presented in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" by going back in time to meet these deities. They then bring their assigned deity back to the modern world where they create and participate in a mock television talk show style interview. Image links and student guides (handouts) are provided in the activity outline.

Content Standard(s):
Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
5) Investigate and describe elements of Roman daily life.

Examples: Calendar, household gods, government, family, social organization, Roman games, and holidays like Saturnalia.

Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
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.

Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
7) Investigate and describe elements of Roman material culture.

Examples: Temples, architecture, food, and clothing.

Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level II
4) Explain the significance of people, events, social structures, and political terms in Roman history.

Examples: Heroes of the early Roman Republic, Scipio, Marius, Sulla, Pompey, Caesar, Antony, Octavian, Constantine, and Justinian.
Events include the founding of Rome, the secession of the Plebs, Punic Wars, and civil wars.
Patrician and plebeian classes, the role of women in Roman society, and slavery in the ancient world.
Monarchy, republic, populares, optimates, cursus honorum, First and Second Triumvirates.

Latin
LAT (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level II
5) Compare the actions of Roman heroes and historical figures and explain the differences.

Examples: Compare the actions of Marius, Sulla, Caesar, or Cicero to Cincinnatus, Camillus, or Regulus.

Tags: Art, Connections, Culture, Greek gods, Human beings and the gods, Latin, Roman gods
License Type: Attribution
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Accessibility
Comments

Images in this activity are available for download, without charge, under the Getty's Open Content Program.

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Author: Chrissy Roe