Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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

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


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.

Mythology in Modern Culture
Due Date: ______________________________

Introduction: Mythology is everywhere! There are pieces of artwork, movies, TV shows, musical references, advertisements, business insignias, vocabulary, and literary references and allusions where classical mythology are used   Why are references from Classical Mythology stilled used in modern day culture? Why is having a background in mythology so useful for any audience?
1.       You are to locate a minimum of seven examples where mythology is used in modern day culture. Three of you examples must be vocabulary words.
·         Advertisements
·         Business Insignias /Company names
·         Vocabulary Words used within text (Three words are compulsory)
·         Film/Commercials
·         Cartoons/Comic Strips
·         Book Titles
·         Album covers
·         Business names
·         Artwork
·         Mythological Allusions/References used within literary work, anatomy/medicine, biology, and/ or mathematics.
2.     The internet  is OFF LIMITS!  You must locate the mythology in the “world around you!”  In fact,     a HARD COPY of each example must be submitted with your assignment.
3.    With each example, an explanation must accompany it that offers a lay person schema regarding the mythological connection. For example, if you locate the word SISYPHEAN used in a book, you must first thoroughly explain the story of Sisyphus. Then you must continue with offering an explanation as to WHY the artist, musician, film maker, poet, etc. chose to use mythology within his/her form of art. WHAT ARE THEY ATTEMPTING TO INDICATE THROUGH THE MYTHOLOGICAL REFERENCE or ALLUSION?
4. Each example must appear as a HARD COPY, and each explanation must be typed using MLA format (Times New Roman, 12 pts font). This assignment must be submitted in an organized, thorough, and neat fashion. I will show you what former students have submitted in previous years.
5. Please DO NOT repeat subject matter or sources. 

1. The above assignment, "Modern Day God," is due on Friday, December 16th! It can not be submitted late, as you have ample time to complete it.

2. QUIZ on MONDAY covering THE ILIAD. Review your pink plot line structure handout, and your goldenrod storyboard for the quiz.


Dear MKs, 
I am limited on the questions that I can offer you here, but this question is still valid for what to anticipate for the quiz on Monday. YOU WILL HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS THAT INVOLVE IMAGES.

1. The following images are part of a 'large puzzle." Please explain the connection between the three images, and why an audience needs schema regarding them. (6 xc points)