Monday, November 9, 2015

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Dear Mythology Kids,

If you missed class, we completed the following objectives:
1. Students will self-assess their own work, and then evaluate the work of their peers.

We worked in pairs to review the "Comparison Essay." Students did this on an individual basis, and then they evaluated the work of their peers.

2. Students will extrapolate a poem working with a partner, and then analyze the piece on their own. Students were given time to write the analysis in class. We did not complete the analysis, so time will be given on Tuesday to complete the writing portion. If you missed class, the following poem was used as the basis for the analysis.

THIS NEEDS TO BE COPIED and then placed in your journal as JOURNAL #8! THE QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED in association with the poem.

Child, when thou wert gone. 1.
I envied human wives and nested birds,
Yes, the cubbed lioness...I went in serch for thee. 2.
"Where is my loved one?"
I asked three grey heads.3.
"Where?" and I heard one voice from all three, We
know not for we spin the lives of men." 3.
Then I cursed the gods of heaven, and He...He brother
 of this darkness, He who is still hightest glancing from his height. 4.
On earth a fruitless dungeon, and prayers from me, for 5.
nine white moons of each whole year with me, three
dark ones in the shadow of they king. 6.

1. Identify the allusion to "child."
2. The phrase nested birds and cubbed lioness are appropriate for the subject. Explain.
3. Identify the allusion, and why the speaker would even consult these "three?"
4. Identify the allusion.
5. Why is the description "fruitless dungeon" appropriate?
6. Explain this allusions in relationship to pomegranates.

After students worked in groups to answer the above questions, each then worked on an individual basis to analyze the poem using the following prompt: "What is the poet's purpose in using Demeter and Persephone to exemplify mother/child relationships.?"

1. Be prepared for a quiz covering the Greek Underworld and "Orpheus and Eurydice" for Tuesday.
2. Work on obtaining and printing your subject for the mosaic! 

1. Identify the fates.....
2-5. Identify the sinners in Tartarus, and then justify why their punishment is appropriate (Symbolic) of the sin. (There are four).
3. You will have  questions perfaining to vocabulary that originates from Hades. Focus on the following:
  • Sisyphus
  • Tantalus
  • Pool of Memory
  • Somnus, God of Sleep  


Your FINAL exam!

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