Day 6

Mythology Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Is the punishment of Sisyphus just?

    It is likely that students will think that Zeus has acted rashly, punishing Sisyphus harshly and for eternity for merely reporting that he has seen "a mighty eagle, greater and more splendid than any mortal bird, bearing a maiden to an island not far away."

  2. 2

    Are there any themes or lessons to be drawn from the stories about Midas?

    Students may note that it may be unwise to let greed cloud one's judgement, as in Midas's wish to have everything that he touches turn into gold. Also, students may note that Midas's interactions with Apollo show that voting against a god or goddess in a contest can incur that god's or...

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