Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wed., September 26th, 2011

We completed the following:

1. Submitted our "take-home" quizzes.
2. Took the quiz covering the following nature myths: "Daphne," "Narcissus," "Prometheus and Io," and "Arachne"
3. We then reviewed poor examples of previous nature myths. Students then worked in groups and evaluated the myths that their group reviewed.
4. Nature Myth Part 1 was explained to each student. Please visit with me about this if you missed class.

HOMEWORK:
1. Your throne is due Thursday, October 6th.
2. Nature Myth Part 1 is also due on Friday!

Cheers,
Crampton

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Dear Mythology kids,

1. Students submitted their "Modern Day God" assignment.
2. Journal #1 was introduced. Please see the previous post.
3. We review the three nature myths that were read for homework, and then students were given a copy of their "take-home" quiz. The quiz is due on WEDNESDAY, September 28th!
2. We read another nature myth entitled "Arachne." I gave each student a copy of the myth.
4. THRONE is due on THURSDAY, October 6th.


HOMEWORK:
1. Take-home quiz is due on Wednesday, September 28th
2. In-class quiz covering "Daphne," "Arachne," "Narcissus" and "Prometheus and Io"

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

It's only "natural"....... We read and discussed several nature myths today!

Dearest Mythology Students,

I'm sorry that you missed class! If you are ill, please take care of yourself, if you decided to "avoid" class, then YOU ARE GOING TO HADES WITHOUT AN OBOLUS! SHAME ON YOU, my young friends!

We completed the following:
1. Journal #1 entitled "Hope"
Please consider the following quote by Freidrich Nietzsche. "Hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torment of man." "Talk" to me about this. Do you agree or disagree with Nietzsche? Explain why? Possibly you see his point of view, but you also view "hope" as a positive entity, as well. Please support your opinion with a personal example.

2. You were introduced to Prometheus and Pandora. We read both nature myths in class.

. FOR HOMEWORK:
1. Please read "Demeter and Persephone" ( I gave everyone a copy of this myth). It won't work as a PDF, so I have left several copies outside my room on the bulletin board.
2. Please read "Demeter" (located on pgs. 50-55) in your book.
Note: Both #1 and #2 are the same myth; yet, they have some distinct differences
3. QUIZ on TUESDAY covering "Prometheus," "Pandora," and "Demeter and Persephone." Your quiz is a "take-home" quiz. Make sure you have your myths to exchange for the quiz.
4. Remember your "Modern Day God" assignment is due on Monday 26th, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dear Mythology Students,

We completed the following today in class:
1. We reviewed the "COUNCIL TABLE of MT. OLYMPUS" and discussed which gods are located next to each other at the table and why. Please obtain this information from someone else in class.

2. We then reviewed for the "Application Quiz" by correcting the "practice-quiz.'

3. We took and corrected the quiz.

4. The Throne Assignment was explained to each student. You actually have a copy of the throne assignment in the packet that I gave to you on the first day of class. It is light blue in color and there is a throne located on the back of the explanation. THE THRONE ASSIGNMENT is due ON THURSDAY, OCT. 6th!

HOMEWORK:
1. Remember that your "Modern Day God" assignment is due on Monday, September 26th!
2. Throne assignment is due on Thursday, Oct. 6th

Cheers,
Crampton

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Dear Mythology Kids,

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

If you missed class, we completed the following:
1. We obtained information for the remaining gods.
2. I explained your "Modern Day God" assignment which is due on Monday, September 26th.

HOMEWORK:
1. Your "Modern Day God" paper is due on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th! Please see the explanation for the assignment below.
2. STUDY for your "Application Quiz" concerning the gods. Please note the practice quiz below.

Instructions for "Modern Day God" Assignment:

1.Through our class discussions, each student should have a greater understanding concerning the Olympians. Please select ONE Olympian and connect him/her to an individual from past or present society. The god you select does not need to be the same one you research regarding your “Handout” assignment.
2.All of the god's attributes do not need to be obvious in relationship to the individual chosen for connection; however, you must be able to relate at least one (obviously) attribute that both possess. Please go beyond the obvious, by focusing on intrinsic characters rather than appearance.
3.In order to obtain enough information regarding your chosen connection, you will need to complete some research. Please note the citation examples below concerning a book or Internet source.

BOOK: Carter, Joseph. The Life of Mark Twain. Scott Foreman, Pub., New York, NY.


1989.


INTERNET: William, Jacob. “Mark Twain.” The Mark Twain No One Knew. August



17th, 2001. September 11, 2008.



http://coned.ceu.edu/authors/19thcentury.org

4.Please begin your response by indicating the connection between the god and your chosen individual (Introduction). Your next paragraph needs to indicate aspects concerning the god (Body Paragraph #1). The third paragraph will focus on the individual chosen for comparison (Body Paragraph #2). Finally, your fourth paragraph will justify why you elected to compare the two characters (Conclusion)

5.Please use ACADEMIC VOICE for your response.
6.MLA Format regarding structure and citations also needs to be used. Double space your response, using Times New Roman print, and 12 point font.
7. Please incorporate an image of your “modern day” comparison in your paper.



Instructions for PRACTICE QUIZ: Please select the god that BEST fits each description. You will need to identify the character with both Greek and Roman names. For some questions you will need to justify your response. Some gods may be used more than once.

1. Venerate, Vigil, Valuable, Vigilante, Volume, Viscous...I love words that begin with the letter V. ______________/______________ (both Greek and Roman names)
2. I would make an excellent "shop" teacher. ______________/___________
3. I have a PhD in Statistics. __________/______________
4. I am "President Obama" of the Olympians. _____________/____________
5. I directed a documentary film on master thieves. ___________/____________
6. I would do well working in a floral shop, as the buds would always bloom.

_____________/_______________
7. March is my favorite month. ____________/___________
8. I always "hit my mark." __________/_____________
9. I am responsible for desecrating a temple. ____________/_____________
10. Justify your response for #9 ____________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________
11. A trick was played to woo me, so "love can not live where there is no trust." ______/_____
12. Justify your response for #11. ____________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________
13. I failed to ask my wife's mother for her hand in "marriage." _________/_________
14. "Make me the most beautiful land animal." __________/____________

Good luck with the practice quiz.
I will see you on Wednesday!

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND, cute kids!
Cheers,
Crampton

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

If you missed class on Wednesday, September 14th....SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!

Dear Mythology Kids,

I miss you so much when you are not in class. Please work on always attending, unless of course, you are incredibly ill...then stay home!

1. Presented information on the following gods. Please obtain the information from someone else in class.

Poseidon
Hades
Demeter

Please obtain information on the above gods from a friend in class.

2. We took the quiz covering the gods and their Greek and Roman names, symbols and domains. We then corrected it and moved on in relationship to obtaining information about the three gods listed above.


HOMEWORK:
1. NONE! If you missed class, then please obtain the information from one of your friends, cut kids!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Dear Mythology Students,

STOP MISSING CLASS!

If you missed class on Monday, September 12th we did the following:


1. We submitted the "Handout" assignment that was due today, and then each group worked together on compiling a solid list regarding the information each group member located regarding their god. We completed Zeus, Hera and Athena and recorded that information on the GREEN handout in the "note section" of your binder. The following information was discussed for each:



Zeus

  • controls all aspects of the weather
  • tricks Hera into marrying him by transforming into a cuckoo bird
  • Hera is his second wife
  • Metis is his first wife (she is the mother to Athena)
  • shape shifts into animals in order to woe women
  • has numerous affairs
  • Just
  • has difficulties in making decisions
  • god of athletes/athletic events were held in his honor/wore "crown" of oak leaves
Hera

  • Zeus transforms into a cuckoo bird. Hera loves animals, and finds a "cuckoo bird" outside her window trapped in a storm. She brings the bird to her breast and states, "I will love you forever, cuckoo bird, and I swear by the River Styx that I will honor this vow." At this point, Zeus returned to his true form, raped Hera, and told her that she had to honor her vow by marrying him. If you swore by Styx your oath could not be broken.
  • She loves animals.
  • Hephaestus is her son without a father (in some versions) Hera was angry that Zeus had given birth to Athena without the assistance of a mother, so she gave birth to Hephaestus without a father. He was born ugly and unshapen, so she cast him off Mt. Olympus.
  • Due to Zeus' affairs, Hera takes her anger and frustrations out on Zeus' lovers and children.Athena
  • Zeus swallowed Athena's mother, Metis, because an oracle had informed Zeus that if Metis birthed a son that child would overthrow his father. Zeus felt that he could not risk this, so he swallowed Metis. Athena grew within her father, until one day he experience a terrible headache. Hephaestus, the God of Inventions, sliced open Zeus' head and Athena was born wearing full battle armour and holding a shield and spear.
  • Athena values mankind. She taught them how to create tools, use numbers, create nets, weaving and ships.
  • Athena expected mankind to give gratitude to the gods of Olympus. If they were disrespectful, she punished them. She turns a mortal woman names Arachne into a spider because she failed to thank Athena for her gift. In addition, she said that she was a better weaver than Athena.
  • Athena and Poseidon both wanted Attica as their city-state. The people decided they would select their patron god based upon a gift they offered the people. Athena gave the people an Olive Tree, and Poseidon gave the people a spring of salt water. The people selected Athena as their patron deity; consequently, Poseidon detested Athena.
I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:
1. STUDY FOR YOUR QUIZ covering the GODS. You will see several images of the gods. You will need to identify their Greek and ROman names, symbols and domains.

Cheers,
Crampton





PRACTICE QUIZ for "The Olympians" NOTE: I did not find an image of Hades that I felt was "accurate." Please be aware of this when taking your quiz. Good Luck.....



For each image, please identify the Greek and Roman names, the other symbols not present in the image, and all of the god's domains. Please follow this structure for your responses.



1.
2.

3..
4.

5.

6.
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7.

8.



9.

10.

11.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday, September 8th

Dear Mythology Kids,

PRACTICE QUIZ
for "The Olympians" NOTE: I did not find an image of Hades that I felt was "accurate." Please be aware of this when taking your quiz. Good Luck.....



For each image, please identify the Greek and Roman names, the other symbols not present in the image, and all of the god's domains. Please follow this structure for your responses.



1.
2.

3..
4.

5.

6.
.



7.

8.



9.

10.

11.





HOMEWORK:
1. Visit with someone else regarding your "HANDOUT" assignment. Each student was given one of the 13 Olympians to research. In addition, I gave each student information regarding their particular god. Your assignment requires that you have a minimum of two sources (I gave one to each student), and then you are to locate another source (Internet, your book, etc.) A valid website is "ENCYCLOPEDIA MYTHICA." This assignment is due on MONDAY, September 12th. You should have two copies of your handout. One will be used in class, the other will be given to me. In addition, please make a copy of your additional source (the Internet, book, etc. ), as I want to see the other source you used to obtain information.

2. Start prepping for your quiz covering the gods (Greek and Roman names, symbols and domains). This quiz will take place on Wednesday, September 14th.

Enjoy your weekend! I look forward to seeing you at Homecoming!
May the power of Athena be with you,
Crampton

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Dear Mythology Kids,

DO NOT MISS CLASS, guys!

For those of you that missed, we completed the following:

1. We reviewed for your "quest" by correcting the practice quest.
2. Students were given 5 minutes to review on their own.
3. Quest was given and corrected....this took the majority of the period.

HOMEWORK:
1. Please read pages 24-36 in your book.
2. Identify two points of interest for each god discussed in your textbook.
Homework is due on Thursday

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Did you miss class on Thursday, September 1st?

Dear Mythology Kids,

We completed the following today in class:
1. Creation Myth (the back side of your yellow handout)
2. FLASHCARD TOPICS:

  • 1. polytheistic
  • 2. pagan
  • 3. city-state
  • 4. Minoans
  • 5. Myceneans
  • 6. Homer
  • 7. Aesthetic myth
  • 8. Mythology
  • 9. Gaea
  • 10. Uranus
  • 11. Nyx
  • 12. Erebus
  • 13. Eros
  • 14. Pontus
  • 15. Aphrodite
  • 16. Furies
  • 17. Cyclopes
  • 18.100 handed ones
  • 19. Titans
  • 20. Atlas/Prometheus/Epimetheus
  • 21. Typhon
  • 22. Iaeptus
  • 23. Cronus
  • 24. Rhea
  • 25. Hestia
  • 26. Hera
  • 27. Demeter
  • 28. Poseidon
  • 29. Hades
  • 30. Zeus
The Key to Success....PREPARATION!

"The Creation Myth"
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I When I see you on Tuesday, we will review, and then take your quiz. Remember to use the practice quiz as a pre-test. You should put all of your information away while you take the quiz. THIS IS CLEARLY AN INTEGRITY ISSUE ON YOUR PART, my fine young friends. In addition, you should print a copy of the quiz as a word document, and be prepared to bring it with you to class Tuesday. We will review for the quiz by discussing the questions on the practice quiz. If you choose to use flashcards on the quiz for, you can use a 1/4 of the ones that you complete. DON'T FORGET to review the information concerning your map. In addition, you will receive questions from "Tell me a Story" (Front of your yellow handout).

PRACTICE QUIZ for "THE CREATION" Myth
1. According to the ancient Greeks, how did formed matter begin?

2. Three "beings" were initially created, please identify them for 2-4.

2._______________ 3.______________ 4.________________

5. Who was Uranus, and what was his greatest fear?

6. Identify his first two "groups" of children and why his wife was so angry with him concerning these children.

7. What characters are created from Uranus' death (in any order)?

7._____________________ 8._________________

9. Describe the Titans to me.............

10. Why is Cronus so willing to destroy his father?

11. Cronus marries his sister, Rhea, who in turn gives him six children. Explain what he does with the children and why.

12. Refer to the image at the top of this post. The two characters on this Greek vase are married. The female is offering the male something of significance. Explain to me what is taking place here.

13. Refer to the second image at the top of this post. Identify the three female characters in the drawing. What was their purpose in Greek mythology?

14. Refer to the third image at the top of this post. Explain the symbolism behind the death of the character lying on his back.

15. Refer to the fourth image...... Why was Uranus so afraid of "these" ( I know there is only one) children?

16. Who is this? Explain her "birth."

I hope you did well! I will see you soon.

Cheers,

Crampton

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