Another chapter in the 9th grade mythology unit debacle:
Students are to write significant details about each god or goddess on a chart to turn in at the end of the unit. The chart has headings such as "Major Accomplishments", "Physical Description", "Hardships", etc.
At the end of a group presentation about Hestia, a student raised her hand and asked, "What was her major accomplishment?"
The presenters answered, "She was an eternal virgin."
To which a boy replied, "Oh, I put that under 'hardships'."