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  • kwingo11
  • Waygookin

    • 19

    • March 28, 2010, 11:28:50 pm
    • Seoul
Planets and Gods (made to supplement Grade 1 "Star Stories)
« on: October 27, 2010, 03:11:46 pm »
This lesson isn't completely finished (I'm planning on using it for next week), but I thought some of you might find it useful to add onto or switch around to fit what you want to do. I cobbled this together from some things I might have found here or other corners of the internets.

The powerpoint first shows the planets and says a little something about each of them. After showing this part, you can have them label the planets on the worksheet.

Then, go through the rest of the powerpoint. Explain Roman gods, how they had gods for different things, etc. Then there's a slide for each planet and why they're named after the Roman gods that they are.

Putting this together was interesting for me, since I didn't know the meaning behind some of the planet's names...hopefully it's interesting for the kids too!


  • Messo
  • Newgookin

    • 4

    • May 25, 2010, 02:31:08 pm
    • ROK
Re: Planets and Gods (made to supplement Grade 1 "Star Stories)
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 10:46:29 am »
Great powerpoint and handout! Absolutely appropriate for my first grade middle schoolers.

Just a heads up and maybe you already fixed it, but, I believe the second point in the 22nd slide should read, "Uranus has a sky blue color. Also, it is next to Saturn." and not "next to Jupiter".

Thanks for sharing!


  • debger
  • Waygookin

    • 13

    • March 22, 2010, 07:44:39 am
    • Seoul
Re: Planets and Gods (made to supplement Grade 1 "Star Stories)
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 10:08:45 am »
You sir are a master cobbler.  This **** works! :-X
« Last Edit: November 05, 2010, 08:54:58 pm by Dayle »


  • jauntwithjo
  • Veteran

    • 152

    • September 07, 2010, 07:26:13 am
    • seoul, korea
Re: Planets and Gods (made to supplement Grade 1 "Star Stories)
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 12:08:01 pm »
I also teach from the same textbook, but my first grade middle schoolers are a bit low-level, so I added a ton of more pictures and at the end, a bit of review for the reading part (What is this constellation of? Pegasus!) and a link to the first 10 minutes of Disney's Hercules where you can ask them which gods you can see.

My Korean teachers have taught them all the Greek names, so as a way to reinforce the differences between Roman gods and Greek gods, I would write down the Greek name on the slide with the god on it and explain how the same god has two names. Just FYI.
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  • kahikigirl
  • Adventurer

    • 32

    • September 30, 2010, 10:20:53 am
    • Jeju-do
Re: Planets and Gods (made to supplement Grade 1 "Star Stories)
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011, 01:40:21 pm »
I added the names of the planets in Korean and had the students compare the names. There's also some stuff about my speaking test I'm giving next week so that can be deleted.


  • theheretik
  • Adventurer

    • 62

    • June 14, 2013, 03:20:52 pm
    • Pohang, S. Korea
Re: Planets and Gods (made to supplement Grade 1 "Star Stories)
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 12:09:37 pm »
I wish I'd seen this two weeks ago--I had no idea where to get the Korean planet names or whether they had their own set.

I'll be posting a days of the week/months of the year thing along similar lines in its own thread.


Re: Planets and Gods (made to supplement Grade 1 "Star Stories)
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2014, 09:49:11 pm »
Thanks!  This presentation was a big help.  I went on and added Pluto.  Even though it's not a planet anymore, I figured the mythology connection was worth mentioning.  I also added a couple of slides concerning Rome just for reference for my students.  I went on and added slides for the days of the week, since most of our days are named after astrological bodies.  For the days not named after these, I added slides with information of the Norse gods which they are named after, in addition to a slide referencing exactly what a Norse person is/was. On each slide for the days of the week, I have added the Korean name for the day as well as the Japanese name.  Students were interested to see that many of the days are named after the same thing in all three cultures.  All Japanese and Korean days are named for the same concept and students were all able to identify the kanji (hanja) used to name the Japanese days.


Re: Planets and Gods (made to supplement Grade 1 "Star Stories)
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2014, 11:21:41 am »
I made this hidden picture game to compliment the lesson. Hope it helps!