Zeus Retires

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With Zeus retiring, sixth-graders in Monica Klein’s social studies classes at JFK Middle School decided which god, goddess or hero would become the new ruler of Olympus. For the seventh consecutive year, each student dressed the part of their chosen god and gave a speech that highlighted why they deserved to be the new ruler of Olympus.This unique activity reinforces the curriculum on ancient Greek history, as well creating persuasive speeches and developing oral communication skills. The winning debater from each class receives the coveted lightning bolt from Zeus, who is played by Klein’s father.