Tuesday, December 8, 2009

MYTH in the form of ART...Mosaics!



Nemean Lion

Demeter


Medusa



Dear Mythology Classes,
I look forward to seeing the subjects you have chosen for your mosaics. For those of you that missed class on Tuesday, we completed the following:
1. Introduction of your "Mosaic Assignment"
  • Your mosaic must be at least 10 x 13 in size
  • The subject may be any aspect associated with our study of Classical Mythology (gods, lesser gods, heroes, monsters, and specific myths and their characters)
  • You need to be passionate about your selection.
  • If you elect to draw the subject, extra-credit will be given
  • If your mosaic is larger than the required size, extra-credit will be given
  • Choose a subject for your mosaic and have an overhead transparency prepared of the subject for Thursday. This is an assignment! Your transparency is due at the beginning of class on Thursday.
  • 50 points will be given for each day you come prepared to work on your mosaic. You will be given Monday, December 14th, Wednesday, December 16th and Friday, December 18th to work on your mosaic in class.

2. Everyone present submitted the second draft of their "Underworld" Assignment

3. We completed our quiz covering "Perseus."

HOMEWORK

  1. "Nature Myth Revision" is due on Monday, December 14th
  2. Please be prepared for a QUIZ on Thursday covering the NINE TRAITS of a HERO and the interview entitled "THE HERO'S JOURNEY"
  3. Transparency of mosaic subject is due on Thursday
  4. Works Citation indicating where you found the subject for your mosaic subject is due on Thursday. This needs to be typed, as you will submit it to me.


QUIZ regarding "THE NINE TRAITS ASSOCIATED WITH A HERO" and "THE HERO'S ADVENTURE"

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING POINTS REGARDING YOUR QUIZ.

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A "PRACTICE QUIZ," BUT ASPECTS THAT WILL ASSIST WITH STUDYING FOR YOUR "AUTHENTIC QUIZ."

  1. You will be asked to identify the nine traits of a hero. You will be given two pieces of text from the myths of "Heracles" and "Theseus," where you will need to identify at least two of the nine traits located within each section of text.
  2. Regarding the article...Please focus on the following aspects: Why are there so many stories involving heroes? Heroes experience two types of deeds...identify and explain them. Why are women and children considered heroic? Please be familiar with the term "PATHOS," and its significance to the Greek heroes.

I hope this helps! I look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Cheers,

K. Crampton