Friday, October 14, 2011

October 12th and 14th, 2011

Dear Mythology Kids,

Hang in there, cute kids! Your first quarter is almost over. Please let me know what I can do to assist you.

What did I miss today, Crampton?


ANTIGONE, the courageous daughter of OEDIPUS, was introduced to you today!



If you missed class on Friday, October 14th we accomplished the following:



1. I introduced the myth of "ANTIGONE" (pg. 273). MAKE SURE YOU READ THE MYTH! "Antigone" is the companion piece to "Oedipus." It is the myth of what happens to Oedipus after he blinds himself and is banished from Thebes. Antigone is the oldest female child of Oedipus and Jocata. We read the myth in class, and then started reading the play "Anitgone" by Sophocles together. We did not finish reading in class, so make sure you have read the blue copy of the play by Tuesday. It was originally written as a myth, and then retold as a drama by Sophocles. It is a story about doing what is honorable and just, even when you are the only individual who has the courage to behave with such fortitude. Please make sure you are familiar with the characters of Creon, Haemon, Antigone, Etoecles, Polynieces, and Ismene for your upcoming exam.

2. We viewed a clip from Oedipus performed by the London Shakespeare Company. I shared this with everyone as a review.

3. We then proceeded to read the "Antigone" myth, followed by the dramatic version of the myth.

4. Everyone submitted their take-home quizzes for "Oedipus."

HOMEWORK:
5. I gave everyone a copy of their "Greek Theater" quiz which is due on Tuesday.

6. Please remember to have a TWO COPIES of your nature myth for TUESDAY. In addition, you need to have a copy of your rough draft which should contain corrections and the signature of your "editor."