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Greek Gods & Goddesses

Mrs. Shattuck’s freshman English classes had some fun bringing mythology to life through class presentations on their favorite Greek gods and goddesses. Students selected a favorite god, goddess, monster or hero, and gave a 3-5 minute, first-person presentation on the story of their characters’ lives, powers and influence.

“I had no idea that the Greek gods and goddesses influenced our present day society so much!” Stated freshman Sydney Shoenberger. The students learned about these present day influences by exploring references to Greek mythology such as the names of popular companies like Amazon, named after a group of Greek woman warriors; Pandora, used by a jewelry company today because she was the first mortal woman whose name meant “all-gifted”; and Nike, whose company is named after the goddess of victory.

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