Showing posts from September, 2013

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Dear Mythology kids,
STOP MISSING CLASS! What do you want me to say to you when you return? "It's okay that you were gone. It's okay that you went on vacation and didn't communicate with me. It's okay that you don't pay your bills on time." Do you want me to continue? STOP MISSING CLASS!

We reviewed and discussed what to expect for your "quest" on Tuesday. The following example should give you greater schema regarding the quest. STUDY and review ALL your information regarding the gods and the following nature myths: "Prometheus," "Pandora," "Daphne and Apollo," "Arachne"  and "Demeter and Persephone."  I recommend that you transfer the information from your green sheet to your flashcards. You may also create flashcards for the myths. You may use a total of 6 flashcards on the quest.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 and PRACTICE QUIZ

Dear Mythology Kids,
If you missed class, we completed the following:
1. We finished discussing the gods and obtaining information on them. Please see the information included for you below. Please copy this information on to your green handout.

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Dear Mythology Kids,

If you missed class we completed the following:

1. We discussed the themes found within "Demeter and Persephone" and "Archne." PLEASE obtain this information from a friend, as it will be useful for a future assignment.

2. We then moved on and discussed Artemis and Apollo. I have included the information on the gods for you below. PLEASE make sure you transfer that information to your green handout detailing the gods.

Artemis and Apollo

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 and Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Dear Mythology Kids,

We completed the following:
1. Students were introduced to TWO MYTHS...Prometheus and Pandora. You have both myths in the "homework" section of your notebook. PLEASE READ them and the section in your text that corresponds to Prometheus and Pandora...pgs. 72-76
We THOROUGHLY DISCUSSED the themes and motifs found within both myths on Thursday.  PLEASE visit with someone about this discussion.

2. Journal #2 entitled  "Knowledge" and "Hope"
Please consider the following questions in relationship to the Prometheus myth. Are there things we should not know? Should there be limits to knowledge? Will knowledge solve our problems? Will an "explosion" of knowledge reduce hardship among us and make us just, virtuous, and free?
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 Nie…