Poseidon's Protectors to the Rescue
  1. Strand PHIL.III Philanthropy and the Individual
    1. Standard PI 01. Reasons for Individual Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark MS.11 Identify a corporation's responsibilities to its community.

In this lesson, participants join a playful group called Poseidon's Protectors who are sworn to protect the watershed and oceans. They write a letter to Poseidon telling about their 3-part plan to protect. 

PrintOne 50-Minute Session

The learner will:

  • write a letter to Poseidon concerning good stewardship of their local watershed.
  • A bookof Greek myths including the story of Poseidon to read aloud 
  • d'Aulaire, Ingri, d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin. D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths. Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 1992.
  1. Anticipatory Set: Read the story of Poseidon or share information about the Greek god. 

    Poseidon is a mythical being created by the Greeks to explain their natural surroundings. Because of the storms at sea, it was often thought that Poseidon was an angry god.

  2. What do you think might anger Poseidon today? (water pollution)

  3. The Greeks thought of Poseidon as a fighter. What causes might he fight for today? (clean water)

  4. Ask learners to be a member of Poseidon’s Protectors, a group sworn to protect their watershed.

  5. Poseidon’s Protectors write a letter to Poseidon. In the letter, they explain why they’ve chosen to protect the local watershed. They describe three actions that they will take to protect their watershed. They should include their position, give support for their position and have a closing to their letter.