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Ms. Jones from Springfield IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Greek Myths Generate Engagement

My students need to experience the great Greek Myths through language and images.

  • $337 goal

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My Students

My students have horrifying deficits in the English language. All of my students are American citizens, born and raised. They hate to read. Believe me, they say it all the time. Yet, as soon as I can put a piece of urban fiction into their hands, the pages start to turn!

Society would label them as "dumb" or "lazy", but I know better.

They are smart and spirited. They just lack strong vocabularies and background information. I am trying my hardest to share with them a love of reading, but our library and local bookstores lack necessary urban fiction!

My Project

These books contain the stories and details of classic, Greek Myths. The students will self-select the graphic novel they would like to read, and they will become part of a literature circle. Within the circle, they will practice discussing literature and writing effective summaries. We will also be able to to use these books to emulate story-writing and character development: the students will eventually try to create their own myth. The information obtained from these novels will greatly enhance their knowledge of the Greek Gods and Goddesses: they will get to experience Heracles' twelve labors or Athena turning Medusa into a gorgon. Students love these tales for their brains get to escape reality and get to go on magical adventures from times long ago.

Ms. Jones
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Olympians 8 Apollo: The Brilliant One • AKJ Education $8.02 3 $24.06
Artemis • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87
Ares Bringer of War • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87
Graphic Myths and Legends: Jason • AKJ Education $6.53 3 $19.59
Psyche & Eros The Lady and the Monster [A Greek Myth] • AKJ Education $6.53 3 $19.59
Hercules The Twelve Labors: A Greek Myth • AKJ Education $6.53 3 $19.59
Perseus The Hunt for Medusa's Head : A Greek Myth • AKJ Education $6.53 3 $19.59
Theseus Battling the Minotaur : A Greek Myth • AKJ Education $6.53 3 $19.59
Athena Grey-Eyed Goddess • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Zeus King of the Gods • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Hades Lord of the Dead • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Poseidon Earth Shaker • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Hera The Goddess and her Glory • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Aphrodite Goddess of Love • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86

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