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  The Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan

 

Subjects: Language Arts and Drama
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Posted: October 2007 (Pre CCSS)

CTC YAL Presenter Unit 2007/2008

 

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Fabulous Fun with the Greek Myths


Minotaurs, Satyrs, and Gods—Oh My! The Art of The Lightning Thief
Mary Massie, presenter

Think the Greek gods are just artifacts of ancient history? The Lightning Thief will bring you up to date! This hip adventure-quest brings the Olympians to New York City— just 600 floors up. Percy Jackson, a middle-school misfit, is surprised to find he has the super powers of a demigod, and that Poseidon is his long-lost father. Percy is a wise-cracking hero, the modernized gods are hilarious, and the parallels to Harry Potter are all in good fun. Riordan is faithful to the original myths, offering an irresistible chance for teachers to hook kids on the ancient stories that continue to inspire works of literature and art. Our workshop will use arts integration, including drama techniques and pieces.