Mythology projects<br>reveal creativity

GC VILLAGE — Grand Canyon teacher Marcus Fuhrman wanted his students to remember what they learned about Greek mythology. So he came up with an assignment to create a project using that theme.

Julie Haughton worked on this Trojan horse for about 20 hours.

The students responded and three in particular came up with exceptional projects, Fuhrman said. Students Julie Haughton, Justin Coffey and Cody Bettencourt went above and beyond to illustrate Greek mythology.

Haughton built a large trojan horse completely out of Popsicle sticks.

Hollow inside, Haughton admits that her dad and brother helped with the project, which took about 20 hours to complete. It’s on display in Fuhrman’s classroom.

Coffey also spent a lot of time on his project, creating a chess-like game using mythical beings. Instead of a king, queen, pawns and other classic chess pieces, his game features 12 gods and 12 major titans. Coffey created the rules for the game.

Coffey said each piece took him about an hour to make out of clay. But he had to do some pieces over because would periodically break on him.

Bettencourt, who hopes to go into military service after high school, built a Greek war ship with his dad. The ship was constructed out of balsa wood with pieces of an old shirt and string. Bettencourt said it took him "a day and seven hours" to build it.

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