Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"Iliad Quest," "Percy Jackson", and "Dateline Troy"

Dear Mythology Kids,

If you missed class on Monday, March 1st, we completed the following:

1. A new assignment was introduced to you entitled "Dateline Troy." This assignment takes some explanation; therefore, you will need to visit with me when you return to class. In essence, I am asking you to consider the events that caused the Trojan War, and what took place during the ten year battle. The Iliad has been on the best seller list for centuries because it possesses all the elements of a strong story...deceit, irony, love, hate, jealousy, etc. Your assignment is to consider the plot of the epic , and then locate a news article that you can connect to the myth. Once you locate the article, you are to write the part of the Iliad that coincides with your selected article. I have included some example of articles that previous students have used for this assignment below.

How could you connect the two articles to The Iliad? The first example could relate to "the apple for the fairest" and the second example could relate to Paris' abandonment.

Make sure you visit with me if you missed class!

2. We discussed the adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief from book to script. In addition, students shared many of the inferences and predictions they recorded on their yellow sheet. Each student submitted their inference/predictions sheet along with their movie ticket.

HOMEWORK for Wednesday, March 3rd!

1. "Dateline Troy" is due on Wed., March 10th.

2. "Iliad Quest" will take place on Wed., March 3rd. There are 66 questions on your assessment.

  • Part 1 (1-31): Quotes from your presentations and from The Iliad in your textbook (pgs. 185-200)
  • Part 2: (32-35) Movie clips from the film Helen of Troy
  • Part 3: (36-40) Images associated with significant events within the epic
  • Part 4: (41-66) Events within The Iliad and The Odyssey

3. Complete your green sheet for extra-credit on your Quest.


I'll look forward to seeing you on Wed.



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