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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mythology Movie Fun

It was a rainy summer day and I had 4 kids ages 6 to 13 around the house all day.  Not surprisingly, they wanted to watch a movie and chose Clash of the Titans (2010) or Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.  Imagine their surprise when I said, "Let's watch BOTH movies and we'll make a Venn Diagram for what is the same and different in each movie."  They loved the idea!  We watched Clash of the Titans in the morning and they needed a little prompting.  I typed their thoughts into a readwritethink venn diagram.  We took a break for several hours and came back to Percy Jackson and the Olympians in the afternoon.  By that time they were ready to start typing their own thoughts into the diagram - which is so easy to do on the readwritethink template.  Then the wanted to know if Perseus was Zeus' son or Poseidon's son in the original myth so they did some research in Wikipedia too.
All in all a great, rainy, summer day.

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