Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

1. Prepare for your quiz covering the "history lesson" (notebook sheet paper), "tell me a story," and the flow chart illustrating the Creation myth.
2. Please read "Rule of Uranus" and "Rule of Cronus" for Tuesady.

Dear Mythology Kids,

We completed the following today in class:

1. Creation Myth (the back side of your yellow handout)

  • 1. polytheistic
  • 2. pagan
  • 3. city-state
  • 4. Homer
  • 5. Aesthetic myth
  • 6. Mythology
  • 7. Gaea
  • 8. Uranus
  • 9. Nyx
  • 10. Erebus
  • 11. Eros
  • 12. Pontus
  • 13. Aphrodite
  • 14. Furies
  • 15. Cyclopes
  • 16.100 handed ones
  • 17. Titans
  • 18. Atlas/
  • 19.Prometheus/
  • 20. 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"



I When I see you on Tues., 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 on Wed.. We will review for the quiz by discussing the questions on the practice quiz. If you choose to use flashcards on the quiz , you can use a 1/4 of the ones that you complete. DON'T FORGET to review the information concerning your "history lesson." In addition, you will receive questions from "Tell me a Story" (Front of your yellow handout).

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. Why was Uranus so afraid of of "these" (I know there is only one here) children?

15. Refer to the fourth image...... Explain the symbolism behind the death of the character lying on his back.

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

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



Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Dear Mythology Kids,

If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. Each student submitted their "What is a Classic?" assignment. It was interesting to hear students' ideas and interpretations regarding their choices.

2. We then continued with our "history" lesson regarding Athens and Sparta.  Students watched a brief clip regarding the Spartan way of life.

3. Students were introduced to "The Creation Myth." We did not finish our discussion of this in class, but we pick up where we left off. If you missed class, please obtain the information from another student.

Please read the section in your textbook entitled "Introduction to Classical Mythology" located on pages 13-21. As you read, create a list of  15 points that you found interesting. Record the textual line and then indicate why you found that particular section worthwhile. THIS IS DUE ON THURSDAY!

Please visit with me if you have any questions.


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friday, August 24th, 2013

If you missed class on Friday, August 24th
Dear Mythology Kids,

Several of you missed class today. Remember if you are going to miss, then you need to COMMUNICATE with me. I don't have time to repeat each class. I value and venerate those that stopped by before, during, and after school to find out what they missed. If you failed to do this, then CHECK WITH A FRIEND in one of the Mythology classes. Remember to COMMUNICATE with me for the future!

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 green 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.)

1. Your "What is a Classic" assignment is due on Tuesday!

1. We reviewed some basic information regarding ancient Greece, and then that information was recorded on the blue map given to you at the beginning of class.

a. What is a city-state?
b. The difference between Athens and Sparta (Athena vs. Ares and Aesthetics vs. Warfare)
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 Tuesday!

Welcome to Mythology! August 21st, 2013

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 Friday, August 24th:
1. Disclosure Document
2. Supplies with USB drive, 3x5 cards, and markers

HOMEWORK for Tuesday, August 27th
3. "What is a Classic? "

Dear Parents,
I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with your student this year; I sincerely care about them. Their progress in Junior 11 Honors is extremely important to me. If you are concerned about your student's academic standing, need clarification regarding the disclosure document, an assignment, or feel that we need to visit regarding other concerns , please contact me at school (801-223-3120 ext. 610), or I can also be reached by e-mail ( Contacting me by e-mail is the most effective form of communication. I ask that you take an active role in your student's education at Timpanogos High School. I have developed a blog(www., which is designed to assist students with their assignments and assessments.  I believe you and your student will find it a useful and helpful source. If you would like to make an appointment with me, I am available during A3 and B3 prep periods.
I hope this will be a positive year for your student; I look forward to working with them and you! 
Kori Crampton
I have read and understand the disclosure document for Mythology.
Student's Name (please print) _____________________________________ Date: ____________
Parent's Signature ______________________________________________ Date: ____________

I look forward to working with you this year.