Greek gods, goddesses and mythological creatures come to life at Greene Street Friends School [gallery]

On Wednesday, Greene Street Friends School fourth graders portrayed gods, goddesses and mythological creatures from ancient Greece, using costumes and props to tell the stories of their god or creature.

In its fifth year, the “Mythology Wax Museum” had to be moved inside because of rainy weather.

Maggie Chiles, who teaches one of the two GSFS fourth-grade classes, said students have studied Ancient Greece for many years, but several years ago, they transitioned from performing a play to the current “wax museum” presentation.

“The wax museum project allows for more cross-curricular content. Students have to research their god or goddess and write up a biography, using both social studies and language-arts skills,” Chiles said. “After writing their script, they have to develop a costume, gather props and perform.

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“In researching their characters, students learn from each other as they discuss the attributes and histories of their character. … The wax museum, and the feast afterward, is a celebration of our study of Ancient Greece.”


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