Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thursday, September 28th, 2014

Dear Mythology Kids,
1. We discussed the Creation myth associated with the Greeks. It is the most significant story, as it explains how the gods came into existence.

2. Even if you missed class, I still expect you to be prepared for class on Tuesday. Please communicate with someone else in class! Go to the Internet and look up "Greek Creation Myth," in order to obtain assistance!

1. Prepare for your quiz covering the "history lesson" (map), "tell me a story," and the flow chart illustrating the Creation myth.
2. Please read "Rule of Uranus" and "Rule of Cronus" for Tuesady.
3. Create flashcards (if you complete them, then you can use a 1/4 on the "quest")
4. Complete the practice quiz (for each question that you answer correctly, you receive 1/2 of point of credit added to the actual quiz score)

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? Explain their symbolism.

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 the  symbolism behind her "birth."

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



Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Dear Mythology Students,

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend. If you missed class on the 26th , 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. Each student received a textbook. If you missed class, please stop by so that I can give you a book, and you can then proceed to the library where you can check one out!

3. We then continued with our "history" lesson regarding Athens and Sparta.  Students watched a brief clip regarding the Spartan way of life from the movie 300.  You will need to obtain this information from a student in class.

Please read the section in your textbook entitled "Introduction to Classical Mythology" located on pages 13-23. As you read, create a list of  25 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.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Friday, August, 22nd! You survived the first week!

Dear Mythology Kids,

If you missed class, we completed the following:

1.Each student received a packet of papers, which are important for the first three weeks of the term. If you missed class, the packet can easily be located in the "Mythology Make-Up" Box located in the room. Please collect a packet and the distribute the pages as follows:

  • Blue NOTES section of your binder
  • Yellow and White pages entitled "Tell me a Story" and "Mythology? Greek and Roman Gods Chart" both go in the HANDOUT section of the notebook
  • Green handout entitled "One of thirteen" goes in the HOMEWORK" section of your notebook
  • Yellow handout entitled "Gods and Goddesses" goes in the HANDOUT section 
  • Blue handout entitled "Modern Day God" goes in the HOMEWORK section


2. Each student also received a "Free Homework Coupon!" Please communicate with me about receiving one these, as they are important for you!

3. We then discussed the assignment entitled "What is a Classic?" Students were given several examples of previous examples. Please note that these can not be repeated. Each of you received a copy of the assignment the first day of class. Please read through it and let me know if you have any questions! THE ASSIGNMENT IS DUE ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 26th!

4. We then discussed the importance and relevance of Mythology in modern culture! Why is mythology worth taking?

1. What is a Classic Assignment is due on Tuesday, August 26th!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday, August 20th! WELCOME BACK, SENIORS!

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 signed by parents
2. Supplies with USB drive, 3x5 cards, and markers

HOMEWORK for Tuesday, August 26th
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.

Your FINAL exam!

Dear Mythology Kids, It's nice to "see" you again. Let me offer some "study guidance" for your final exam. Please ...