Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday, Nove,ber 17th, 2011

Dear Mythology Kids,

If you missed class, we completed the following characters:
1. Aeolus
2. Circe
3. Tieresis
4. Sirens
5. We started on Scylla and Charybdis
6. We did not complete Calpyso

In order to stay on track, you still need to anticipate a quiz covering the characters associated with Odysseus. Each of you have a copy of the handout, so you have access to the information. I have included a practice quiz for you below.

1. "Drugs! Enjoy them while they last." ______________
2. "Let's eat human kabobs for dinner. "______________
3. Odysseus and his crew helped themselves to my stores of cheese and milk.____________
4. "Do not eat the cattle of the sun god, Helios." _________________
5. God of the winds. _______________
6. We are "dying" to hear their song. __________________
7. My friend and I have a habit of not keeping our boyfriends for long. I've had six in the last few days, and she's had so many that I've lost count (any order).
7. ________________________ 8. _____________________
9. "You will set him free, or your little island will find itself at the bottom of Poseidon's sea. " ___________________
1o. "Let's see...what animal does your male psyche resemble the most." _____________
11. Comes to her island after the destruction of Odysseus' men. ______________

Take care and enjoy your weekend. I hope to see you on Monday; however, so much depend upon what happens with my mother.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Dear Mythology Kids,

1.We completed the characters associated with Heracles/Hercules today in class! Your QUIZ covering the characters will take place on THURSDAY, November 17th!

2. We started the characters associated with Odysseus (Lotus-eaters, Polyphemus and the Laestragonias). I would anticipate a quiz covering Odysseus on Monday the 21st!

3. Each student received their peer review concerning their nature myth. Students were asked to revise the myth based upon the suggestions given to them from peers. THE REVISION for their nature myth is due on MONDAY, November 21st!

Practice Quiz covering "Characters associated with Heracles"

1."Stop acting so juvenile." _____________/_____________ (she has a Roman name)
2. "My car was stuck in the snow." _______________
3. We hate the sound of baby rattles. _______________
4. French, German, Latin, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Turkish, Arabic...the list could reach 100. __________________
5. While at the beach, a crab bit my heel (labor). ______________
6. "Hey, boss, you taste like chicken." ______________
7. Apollo is our master . ______________
8. Golden horns and bronze hooves _____________
9. Apples are a precious gift that must always be guarded ______________
10. "What a beautiful fur coat you have."
"Thank-you, it's made of steal." _________________
11."I would have gladly given him my belt." __________________
12. "Love Potion" ____________
13. Foul Fowls ________________
14. Third and immortal wife of Heracles_____________/_____________
15. My blood is toxic _____________
16. I am suffering from cancer (labor) _______________.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Dear Mythology Students,
We submitted our power points and handouts regarding your research topics. The presentations commenced and we obtained information for the characters up to the Amazons!

This is the order of the presentations:


1. Eurystheus/Nemean Lion
Nemean Lion

2. Hydra/Boar

3. Cerynian Hind and Stymphalian Birds

4. Man-eating mares of Diomedes/Amazons
5. Hesperides/Ladon
6. Geryon/Nessus
7. Hebe/Muses

8. Lotus-eaters/Laestragonians
9. Polyphemus/Aeolus
10. Circe/Tieresies
11. Scylla/Charybdis
12. Sirens/Calypso

13. Minotaur/Daedalus
14. Ariadne/Dionysus
15. Pan/Midas

16. Medusa/Grey Witches
17. Andromeda/Casseopeia

18. Chiron/Eris
19. Iris/Ganymede
20. Cupid/Chimera

Have a wonderful weekend! You have no homework!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November 3rd, 2011

Dear Mythology Kids,

We hung out in the library today. Each individual from the different groups obtain textual sources for their presentations. If you missed class, PLEASE stop by so you can pick up the handout you will need for our homework assignment. You will need to visit the library on your own.

1. Please annotate/notate the information you photocopy today in the library. You should locate to textual sources from the library, make a photocopy of each, and then annotate/notate using ORANGE/ 5-7!

2. Please complete the "PowerPoint Organizational Format" sheet for the monster that you are specifically working on for your group. The completion needs to include all the works cited information for your textual sources, and the slides that will encompass your particular character.

Have a great weekend,

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Dear Mythology Kids-HAPPY NOVEMBER 1st, cute kids!

If you missed class......YIKES! "What did I miss, Crampton.'
"Oh, let's see...EVERYTHING!"

Introduction to the monsters, lesser gods and heroes of Mythology

Dear Mythology Students,

1. You were introduced to a research assignment regarding the lesser gods and monsters of Mythology.

Note: Each student selected TWO-FOUR characters that are their research subjects.


. 1.Depending on your chosen characters, each student will locate information at home via the Internet. Please DO NOT USE Wikipedia as a source. I would suggest ENCYCLOPEDIA MYTHICA as a stronger option. Some students elected to work with a partner, while others wanted to work independently. Which ever choice was made, two-four characters are the focus for the research. PLEASE PRINT OFF the INTERNET sources that you found useful in providing information about your characters. YOU NEED TO ANNOTATE and NOTATE each source with a total of 5-7/page using ORANGE! I will look at your Internet sources THURSDAY.

2. Compile a list of the points you found interesting in association with your characters. Please type the list using MLA format.

3. Please include a works cited page indicating your Internet source(s).

Your assignment is due at the beginning of class on Thursday. We will go to the library so that you can extend your research.

ERICA- You are working with Cameron and Becky and your characters are the Hesperides/Draco Ladon and Nessus

AUTSIN-You are working Sydney and your characters are the Eurymanthian Boar, Cerynian Hind and the Stymphalian Birds