Ovid's Metamorphoses

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In this series of lessons, the students work in a competence-oriented way around a Metamorphoses of Ovid. They will have to look up the fragment they were assigned online. Then they will complete the lesson according to a specified time schedule using ITC-resources. Detailed attention will be given to a competence-oriented evaluation and a peer evaluation.


The topic of the lesson is one of Ovid’s Metamorphoses and it is used for the third year of Latin. As an end product the students have to give a presentation of a Metamorphosis using ICT for the teacher and students. There will be a specific time schedule that the students have to follow. Each step will have a feedback moment to enable process evaluation.

An example:
One week after the instructions: finish the translation of a defined passage
For this purpose the students should have been able to find the Metamorphosis that was assigned to them using online research.
Beforehand they will be given some links, such as:
– The Latin library, Ad Fontes Academy (www.thelatinlibrary.com)
– The Perseus digital library, Tufts University (www.perseus.tufts.edu)
Process evaluation: found the correct defined text?

Two weeks later: concept and division of tasks completed; this hour can be used for developing the concept.
The students must keep a log of their activity.
Process evaluation: challenging concept? Realistic division of tasks?

Two weeks later: detailed elaboration of the presentation; request for any special resources.
Process evaluation: has feedback been taken into account?

One week later: presentation and peer evaluation
Product evaluation: beforehand the students will receive all the criteria on which they will be evaluated by the students and teacher.
Afterwards there will be a reflection assignment for which the students have to evaluate their own product and critically evaluate their own functioning.

What do I need?

  • Internet: Yes
  • Hardware: pc

ICT Level and Target Group

  • ICT level: intermediate
  • Target group: first

Lesson Author

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