An annual favorite, the Greek History Museum transports its visitors to ancient Greece, where the gods were prevalent, varied, and powerful. They had personalities and specific authority. The third grade students, in Mrs. Howell's and Mrs. Fernandez's classes, have spent the last month studying Greek gods and learning all about how the citizens of Greece related to the gods. They learned about their powers, authority and symbols.
Each student chose a god to represent and then learned a short speech describing the god, their symbols and a little about their history. They dressed in costume and stood as statues, waiting for a visitor to touch their symbol and make them come to life. Once "alive" they recited their brief speech and then went back to statue form until the next visitor came along.
The celebration center was full of parents, students and friends coming by to learn about Greek gods from the third grade.