姓名:刘利清 班级:11 级 5 班 学号:11106015028
Teaching design of The Story of Atlanta
1. Teaching Project:
This lesson is the part of using language in Lesson 1 of Unit 2 from 人教版《普通
高 中课程标准实验教科书· 英语（必修 2）》. The title is The Story of Atlanta.
2. Teaching goals:
1）Target language a、The important words: glory, bargain, hopeless, foolish, pain, one after another b、The important sentence patterns ① Her father said that she must marry, so Atlanta made a bargain with him. ② She made as many men as she could share her pain. ③ He threw the golden apples one after another. ④ No one will be pardoned. 2）Ability goals · Enable the students to talk about the story of Atlanta · Enable the students to develop the strategy of predicting a story according to the title, pictures and context. · Enable the students to be more imaginative. · Enable the students to be more interested in western culture and know something about mythology of ancient Greek 3）Teaching important points Get the general idea of The Story of Atlanta 4）Teaching difficult point Act the text play of The Story of Atlanta 5）Teaching Methods: A .Skim to get the general idea of the story of Atlanta. B .Cooperative learning.
3. Teaching steps:
Step 1 Warming up
姓名:刘利清 班级:11 级 5 班 学号:11106015028 Q1: What will you do if you are in trouble? S: Turn to parents (friends, students, teachers )for help. Q2: Would you ask a Goddess for help? S: No. Step 2 Pre-reading a. Talk about stories or persons in ancient Greek. b. Show some pictures of persons in ancient Greek to the students and ask them to talk about them. Step 3 Reading a. First reading: T: Ok, it seems that you have different predictions. Now let’s turn to page 14 and read the material T: What’s the material mainly about? S: The story is about Atlanta who races to marry the man who can run faster than her. In order to win the race, Hippomenes asked for help from the Goddess of love. b. Second reading（Reading for detail）: Read the passage again and decide whether they are true or false. If a statement is false, they should tell the reason. 1. She practiced running to compete in the Olympic Games. (False) 2. At first Hippomenes understood why men ran against Atlanta. (False) 3. Atlanta was not sure she could win. (False) 4. She was so angry about the fact that she could not run in the Olympics. (True) 5. She made as many men as she could share her pain. (True) 6 .Her father did not understand her wish to compete in the Olympics. (True) 7 .He did not refuse her wish to choose her husband in a race.( True ) Step 4 After -reading Discussion in groups--How would you end the story if you were the writer? Step 5 Pre-listening T: Ok, it seems that you have different predictions. Now let’s turn to page 15 and listen to the material to see whether the following story is the same as yours.
姓名:刘利清 班级:11 级 5 班 学号:11106015028 Step 6 While-listening a. First listening 1. What’s the material mainly about? This is a story of how a man marries a princess by winning a race with a Goddess’ help. 2. Who won the race at the end? Hippomenes b. Second listening Listen to the tape again to have a full understanding of the story. Step7 After-listening Discussion: 1. If you were Hippomenes, would you run against Atlanta? 2. Do you think Hippomenes deserved to win the race? Why or why not? 3. How do you think Atlanta felt when she discovered Hippomenes had had help from the Goddess of Love? Step 8Acting activity Ask the four students to put the text The Story of Atlanta on stage （They have been asked to prepare before class） Step9 Homework a. Read the story fluently and have a further discussion about whether Hippomenes’ behavior was right or wrong. b. Go to the library to read or get online to search in order to find more information on the ancient Greek mythology. Take notes of your finding and report to your classmates in the next class.
姓名:刘利清 班级:11 级 5 班 学号:11106015028
The story of Atlanta Atlanta was a Greek princess. She was very beautiful and could run than any man in Greece. But she was not allowed to run and win glory for herself in the Olympic Games. She was so angry that s h e s ai d t o he r f at h e r t h at s h e wo ul d n ot m a rr y a n yo n e who c oul d n ot ru n f ast e r t ha n h e r. H e r father said that she must marry, so Atlanta made a bargain with him. She said to him,“ These are my rules. When a man says he wants to marry me, I will run against him. If he cannot run as fast as me, he will be killed. No one will be pardoned.” Many kings and princes wanted to marry Atlanta, but when they heard of rules they knew it was hopeless. So many of them sadly went home, but others stayed to run the race. There was a man c a l l e d H i p p o m e n e s w h o w a s a m a z e d w h e n h e h e a r d o f A t l a n t a ’s r u l e s , “ why are these men so foolish?” he thought. “Why
will they left themselves be killed because they cannot run as fast as this princess?” However when he saw Atlanta come out of her house to run, Hippomenes changed his mind. “I will marry Atlanta—or to die!” he said. The race started and although the man ran very fast, Atlanta ran faster。As Hippomenes watched, he thought, “H o w c a n I r u n a s f a s t a s A t l a n t a ? ” H e w e n t t o a s k t h e G r e e k G o d d e s s o f L o v e f o r help. She said, “Throw an apple in front of Atlanta when she is running past. When she stops to pick it up, you will be able to run past her and win.” Hippomenes took the apples and went to the King. He said, “I want to marry Atlanta.” The king was sad to see another man die, but Hippomenes said, “I will marry her or die!” So the race began.