Showing posts from October, 2014

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Dear Mythology Kids,
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. We completed the handout regarding Hades. Please obtain the information from someone in class.

2. Each student received his/her "Is Mythology a Lie" essay back, along with a solid example of what each body paragraph should contain. Students were asked to completed the self-assessment and then  revise the first draft for TUESDAY! If you missed class, please stop by on MONDAY, so I can return your essay to you, and give you the example of a solid body paragraph.

3. Students were introduced to their "Underworld Assignment. " Students were asked to create a list of 7 sins and symbolic punishments to match the sins.  The list can be quite rough for TUESDAY!


 Dante's "Inferno"
These are the sinners Dante chooses to place within his "Hell." Who will you place in your Underworld?

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Monday, October 27th, 2014

Dear Mythology Kids,


If I were to ask you to envision Hades, especially now that we have discussed its varying aspects, how would you describe it? This picture is an artist's concept of the entrance to Hades. He clearly DOES NOT know Hades as well as he should. Remember that only a part of Hades was Saturnine, and that of course was Tartarus.

If you missed class today, we discussed the Greek underworld of Hades. Each student received handout, which we completed together. I HAVE INCLUDED A COPY OF THE HANDOUT FOR YOU AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST! Several images were shared with you in relationship to the areas we discussed. I have attempted to include some of the images for you below.

1.  Please read the handout given to you in class about "Tantalus."
2. Please read "Orpheus and Eurydice" pg. 107 in your text. This myth illustrate how just Hades actually was. This myth will appear on your test.  3. Please read the myth ent…

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dear Mythology Kids,

REVIEW FOR YOUR FINAL EXAM! Go through the questions on your "Exam #1 Review Handout." Consider your weak areas, and then I highly recommend that you take advantage of the 3x5 card option. MAKE SURE YOU REVIEW THE THEMES (pink sheet) ASSOCIATED WITH EACH MYTH!
I look forward to seeing you on THURSDAY! Cheers, Crampton

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Dear Mythology Kids,

I love your guts, but not like "Oedipus!"  Okay, if you missed class, you must communicate with someone that was in attendance, as you were given SO MUCH information! You were given the following handouts:

1.Antigone (it is in your textbook pg.273) Please read this myth for TUESDAY, the 21st. Annotate and notate the myth using all your colors!

ANTIGONE, the courageous daughter of OEDIPUS, was introduced to you today!

1. I introduced the myth of "ANTIGONE" (pg. 273). MAKE SURE YOU READ THE MYTH! "Antigone" is the companion piece to "Oedipus." It is the myth of what happens to Oedipus after he blinds himself and is banished from Thebes. Antigone is the oldest female child of Oedipus and Jocata.  It was originally written as a myth, and then retold as a drama by Sophocles. It is a story about doing what is honorable and just, even when you are the only individual who has the courage to behave with such fortitude…

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Dear Mythology Kids,

THE END IS ALMOST HERE, and some of you are attempting to enter "HADES WITHOUT A COIN! " I am here to assist you, but you need to act as an advocate for yourself. COMMUNICATE! ALL MISSING ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE (with your coupon) on or before October 15th. Please visit with me during FLEX or AFTER SCHOOL! I am happy to ASSIST YOU!

If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. Students were each given one of the four questions regarding "Oedipus." Please see the information regarding the quiz in the previous post. If you missed class, then you need to collect the quiz on MONDAY! MONDAY! MONDAY! The quiz is due on TUESDAY! We also discussed the literary device of irony, as it is essential to your quiz!

2. We continued discussing the elements associated the Greek Theater and why they are so essential to Mythology. Students in B1 and B4 had time to finish watching both films, MIGHTY APHRODITE and THEATER HISTORY! B2 only had time to view the fir…

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Dear Mythology Kids,

STOP MISSING CLASS, my young friends! I LOVE YOUR GUTS, but the more you miss class the harder it is for you to grasp the material! IF YOU NEED HELP, then COMMUNICATE, so that I CAN ASSIST YOU!

If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. Each student submitted the revised edition of their "Comparison Analysis."
2. Students then worked in their groups and identified TWO THEMES and/or MOTIFS for "Arachne" and "Narcissus." Communicate with a member from your group if you were absent. I promise that all the discussions we have had about the NATURE MYTHS will come in handy.

3. Students were introduced to a new god...DIONYSUS...the god of WINE, MERRIMENT, and THEATER! His ROMAN name is BACCHUS1 Please obtain the information about DIONYSUS from a peer, as it involves a picture.

4. Students were then introduced to GREEK THEATER and their first aesthetic myth entitled "Oedipus" located on page 268 in your textbook. This is a…

Thursday, October, 2nd, 2014

Dear Mythology Kids,
I hope you have a great weekend! If you missed class, we completed the following:

Journal #2 entitled   "Hope"
1.Please consider the following quote by Friedrich 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.  We completed a self-assessment for the "Comparison Analysis" and students were asked to take their essay home and correct the sections that needed to be revised. The revision is due on MONDAY!

3. Students were given two additional nature myths...."ARACHNE" and "NARCISSUS." Please annotate each myth using GREEN and one other color of your choice/ 5-7/page for MONDAY! 

4. We completed discussing the "TRUTHS" found wi…

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Dear Mythology Kids,

STOP MISSING CLASS! I love your guts, but I am going to "call you out!" If you are ill, then by all means stay at home, but many of you are not getting up in time for school, so you are missing first period, or you are going out for lunch, and failing to watch the clock. ARRIVE ON TIME, as it is SO RUDE when you are LATE! FIGURE IT OUT, my young friends. I don't have the time to repeat myself, even though I do that frequently in class. Seriously, I don't have an extra 80 minutes to offer you. VISIT WITH ANOTHER STUDENT IN CLASS, in order to find out what you missed! CHANGE YOURSELVES and if you need help then contact a psychologist! I am happy to act as your "psychologist!" I AM SICK 24 hours a day for the rest of my life, but I figure things out! 

1. Students took a few minutes to review for their "application" quiz covering the gods. 
2. Students took the quiz and then we corrected it. Those of you that missed class, …