Roman Myths

Lesson 20 - Discussion

Essential Task

Includes an Essential Task


Analzye and debate unit essential questions using details and understandings from the different myths.  

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Classic Starts: Roman Myths by Diane Namm 

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Target Task


Discussion Prompt

Using details from the myths, discuss and debate the essential questions below. 

  • What message do Roman myths convey about retaliation? 
  • What message do Roman myths convey about the power of generosity? 
  • Who were the twelve major gods and goddesses who were honored and worshiped in ancient Rome? What role did they play in different myths? 

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.3.2 — Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

  • SL.3.1 — Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Spiral Standards