Painting by Antonio del Pollaido : Apollo and Daphne. This painting at the very moment of Daphne’s metamorphosis into a laurel tree. Daphne, a leafy ‘victim’ of Apollo’s desperate infatuation.

The final example of word study integrated with our unit on mythological heroes comes from two students, Luciana and Liam , who researched ‘victimization’ in connection with The Odyssey  and Perseus. Their chosen method to illustrate their understandings  of the word and its its connection to Perseus and The Odyssey was in stop-motion animation, a time consuming but ultimately rewarding and successful process for both students. What a  great visual demonstration of the integration of word study and literature.