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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

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Dear Mythology Students,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! You guys only have THREE days until the break...MAKE THEM STRONG!

1. Students were offered the following "pocket question." Students were asked to use a 3x5 card for their response.
"Homer uses an "unconventional writing method" for The Odyssey." Assume your audience has no schema regarding The Odyssey, what does "unconventional methods" refer to, and why do you suppose Homer creates the epic in such a fashion?  

2. Students continued with the storyboard regarding The Odyssey. Please communicate with someone in class, if you missed today's lesson. Students also watched two movie clips in order to guide them with visual understanding regarding some of the monsters that Odysseus faces in the poem.

You can watch the movie clips on your own. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nAriJGJpeY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R--FtzSx2o
sirens in oh brother where art thou (youtube)

 HOMEWORK:
1. Crea…

Iliad Quiz #2

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The Iliad Quiz #2
Instructions: Read the question and thoroughly respond based upon the included image. YOU WILL NEED TO INCLUDE PAST EVENTS not depicted, and for some questions, FUTURE EVENTS, not depicted in the pieces, in order to fully answer the question. May the power of Athena be with you!  1. Explain the SITUATIONAL IRONY associated with this image. Please identify the characters, and then "jump to the future."   In order to fully answer the question, you will need to be thorough in detailing the depicted event, and then the consequences that followed. (5)

2. This character is usually depicted "blind." or blind folded. Please identify her, and thoroughly explain the symbolism behind why she is blind. You will need to start at the "beginning" of her story. (5)



3. Explain why the depicted event is so important to The Odyssey's plot line. (5)

4,Explain why the depicted event is important for characterization. (5)




Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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Dear Mythology Kids,
If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. Achilles
2. Ajax (greater)
3. Ajax (the lesser)
4. Odysseus

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU COMMUNICATE WITH A FRIEND REGARDING THE INFORMATION FOR THE ABOVE CHARACTERS.

Students were then introduced to a new assignment that is due on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16th. Please the following information regarding the assignment. If you have questions, please communicate with me.


Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Dear Mythology Kids!

I LOVE YOUR GUTS, BUT YOU NEED TO STOP MISSING CLASS!  MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT MISS CLASS ON THURSDAY!
We completed the following: 1. We learned a new vocabulary word: STYGIAN Please communicate with a friend, or obtain the information on your own.
2. We finished correcting The Iliad #1 quiz.
3. We then obtained information for the following characters:
CASSANDRA PATROCLUS HECTOR ACHILLES
HOMEWORK; YOU HAVE NO HOMEWORK FOR THURSDAY, OTHER THAN TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN CLASS AND TO BRING YOUR BOOK! 
Let e know how I can help you!

Wednesday,, November 30th, 2016

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Dear Mythology Kids,
If you missed class, we complete the following:
1. Paris
2. Menelaus
3. Agamemnon
4. Clytemnestra

PRACTICE QUESTION (please note that all your questions will involve some type of multi-media or images associated with the characters we have studied and the action involving them. The most effective way to prepare is to go through your GOLDENROD handout that details each character, and make sure you have read the section in your text assigned for homework. The following question is an example of what you should anticipate for Friday's quiz.) Please respond to this question for your extra-credit regarding Friday's quiz.

The two events depicted in the pieces of artwork below do not occur within The Iliad; however, they do act as catalysts to events within the epic.  Why do you suppose Homer chose to only allude to the events depicted below, rather than “physically” including them as part of the text?

















Homework: 1. Quiz on Friday!  2.

ILIAD Quiz (Priam, Helen, Paris, Menelaus, Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, and iphigenia

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Iliad Character Quiz #1
Instructions: Questions 1,2 and 6 are REQUIRED!For questions 3, 4, and 5; however there a "catch.' Each of you has a number on your desk. That number indicates the question that you will answer from 3. 4 or 5. So if you have a #4 on your sticky note, then your focus will pertain to #4. Not only do you need to thoroughly respond to each question, but in doing so, please remember to identify the characters in the images.

 1. Why would Homer begin the Iliad with this event? (involves a clip) 2. Why does this event act as the catalyst for The Iliad, even though it is only alluded to within the epic poem?
3. This moment offers the reader great insight regarding characterization for both men. Explain.


 4.  Why is this event important to the epic’s plot line?Focus on characterization within your response. 
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5. This character is often referred to as a “heroine.” Explain. 6.This sculpture “tells” an important story. You will need to go back in time to fully explain it…

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Dear Mythology Kids,

STOP MISSING CLASS! If you are sick, then please stay home and take care of yourself. If you are missing class for school related reasons, then please COMMUNICATE WITH ME BEFORE you leave. If you are  missing class because you can't pull yourself out of bed, then STOP! STOP! STOP! STOP! You need to go to bed earlier, set multiple alarms, and then get yourself to class, cute kids! Advocate for yourself in finding out what you missed! I expect you to  be prepared when you return to class on Friday! 
What did I miss?
1, Everyone  took a "practice question" for the quiz on Friday. Each student present received 10 XC points. I suggest you look at the question, so you have some idea of what you missed. It is located on the previous post. If you missed class, you will not receive XC, but you can still have some idea of what of what to anticipate for Friday's quiz. ALL of your questions will involve IMAGES or some form of multi-media associated with THE ILIAD. Th…

Monday, November 28th, 2016

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Dear Mythology Kids,

Welcome back! I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. If you missed class,
we completed the following:

1. HELEN! I completed my presentation regarding Helen and her significance to the ILIAD.
2. The PRIAM group then shared their information with us. We read a section from the ILIAD involving Priam and Achilles, then watched this event portrayed through the genre of film.


This is the text that we read in class together. Please read it.
With these words,
Hermes went on his way, back to high Olympus.
Priam then climbed from his chariot to the ground.
He left Idaios there to tend the mules and horses. [470]
The old man went directly in the hut
where Achilles, dear to Zeus, usually sat. 580
He found Achilles there, with only two companions,
sitting some distance from him—warrior Automedon
and Alcimus, offshoot of the war god Ares—
busy attending him. He’d just complet…

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 and Monday, November 21

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.Dear Mythology Kids,
 Each student received a character last class period  from The Iliad to research . I gave each student information covering his/her particular character. In addition, each student was asked to locate an additional source regarding the character.

Students were asked to use their Smart Phones in order to review the images offered below for their particular "Iliad Character." If you missed class on Monday, November 21st, please locate your assigned character, and then make sure you are familiar with the "story" behind each of the included images. These images will be used to help guide your instruction

HOMEWORK:
You have no assignments over the Thanksgiving Break. Please do your best to always be present for class.


PRIAM




PARIS





MENELAUS




AGAMEMNON






CLYTEMNESTRA






IPHIGENIA