Sunday, August 29, 2010

If you missed class on Monday, August 30th ... SHAME ON YOU!

Dear Mythology Kids,

If you missed class today, please make sure you visit with someone else taking Mythology......

Each student received the following:
1. A copy of their textbook, Mythology, by Edith Hamilton

2. A copy of their Homework Coupon ( if you missed class please visit with me about this)

3. Four handouts that were then placed within the notebook

a. a blue handout that is a map of Greece

b. a yellow handout entitled "Tell me a Story"

c. a purple handout that is a chart of the Greek gods

d. and a pink handout that will be used for flashcards

(Each handout was placed in the "NOTES" section of the notebook, except for the pink handout. This one was placed in the "HOMEWORK" section of the notebook.)

4. Each student submitted their "What is a Classic" assignment.


1. Please read pgs. 13-23 in your book

2. Remember that your Introduction entitled "Where I Stand!" is due on Wed.

3. Begin reviewing the information discussed today so that you will be ready for your first QUIZ which is scheduled for Friday, September 3rd.


1. We reviewed some basic information regarding ancient Greece.

a. What is a city-state?

b. The difference between Athens and Sparta.


d. The importance of the Minoan culture found on the island of Crete and how they were destroyed by the Mycenean Greeks.

e. We also discussed the brilliance of the ancient Greeks and how their influence still plays a role in our modern culture

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Welcome to the Jungle.....

Dear Mythology Students,
I welcome you to the land of gods and goddesses, where logic does not exist. Only the idea that some where in the slime of cosmic confusion order becomes real. Was that poetic? TRANSLATION: Prepare yourself to learn ancient ideas and concepts that are bizarre; yet still relevant and valid in modern times. I welcome you to Mythology.

HOMEWORK for Monday, August 30th:
1. Disclosure Document
2. Supplies with USB drive, 3x5 cards, and markers (remember that the bandage for your mask is not required until I give you further instructions)
3. "What is a Classic? "
4. "Where I Stand/Introduction" (this assignment is due on Wed., Sept 1st.)

I look forward to working with you this year.

Your FINAL exam!

Dear Mythology Kids, It's nice to "see" you again. Let me offer some "study guidance" for your final exam. Please ...