Complete the Innovate Challenge by following the simple steps below:
Step 1 - Read the story of Pandora’s box. What is the moral of the story? Have you ever let your curiosity allow you to do something you shouldn’t?
Step 2 - What would you like to do with the box? Discuss and debate with your family what you should do. What decisions have you made and why?
Step 3 - When Pandora opened her box all sorts of evil things flew out. Can you remember what they were? What was left in Pandora’s box?
Step 4 - Let’s create our own boxes and fill them with good things that could be let out! What feelings, hopes and good things would you put into your box? Write a list of everything you would include.
Step 5 - Design your box. How big will it be? How will it open and close? Will it have a lock? What colours and decorations will it have? How can you make it special? Draw your ideas and collect the materials you will need to make it.
Step 6 - Use your cutting, sticking and modelling skills to make your box. Your box needs to be agreed by Zeus, so make sure it is fit for the king of all the gods!
Step 7 - Draw, paint or collect items which represent good things. Perhaps a drawing of Aphrodite, Philophrosyne or a photograph of a friend or family member? Maybe a newspaper story about someone’s bravery or kindness? Write a short explanation of why each item is included in your box.
Step 8 - Many Greek stories were played out at the theatre and watched by hundreds of citizens. Actors often wore masks to show characters’ expressions. Create a mask to help you retell the legend of Pandora’s box. What characters will you need and what will they look like?
Step 9 - Create a short dance, mime or sequence of movements to tell the story. The gods love to watch theatre!
Step 10 - Record your performance for Zeus and the other gods and photograph your boxes full of hope and goodness. Let’s hope your performance pleases him!
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