English Words from Greek and Roman names of Gods

Overview: 

Students learn the meanings of the names of Greek and Roman gods, and explore English words that have those roots and associated meanings. Lesson is set up using flashcards that can be exchanged.

Grade Level: 
Grades 6-8
Class Time Needed: 
30 minutes
Lesson Plan: 

Lesson worksheet is under Root Words and Greek Gods, and materials for flashcards is under Names of Greek and Roman Gods. To make flashcards, put name on one side and meaning on the other. Put students in pairs, and each pair gets a few cards. Pairs can exchange cards when they've figured out words and written them down, or if they get stumped.