Showing posts from October, 2016

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Dear Mythology Kids,

Please remember the following....... If you know that you are going to miss class, and an assignment is due on the day that you miss, then you need to make sure you submit it on the assigned due date. If you choose not to, then you are welcome to submit it the day you return to school, but you will only receive up to 50% of what the assignment's worth, unless, of course, you choose to submit the assignment with your HW coupon. WHY? It is late, my young friends!  Communication is the key, my young friends. ALWAYS COMMUNICATE with me regarding your absences. I am so happy to work with you if you put forth the effort and act as advocates for yourselves!

If you missed class, we completed the following..... 1. Students were introduced to a unique ANNOTATING/NOTATING METHOD using COLORS. Please see my notes below, and then I suggest communicating with a friend that was in class on FRIDAY! Ask them to explain the NOTATION portion of your assignment. Each student was giv…

October 19th, 2016

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

1 Students were given schema regarding the "Oedipus" myth. This information was recorded on the back of the "Greek Drama" handout. The following images were used to guide students through offering schema. If you missed class, please communicate with a friend.

2. We then read the myth together. It is located on page 269 in your textbook. You will need to read it as homework!

3. Students worked on Journal #5 entitled "Oedipus." They were given two moral questions, and then asked to consider their own personal view, and then how the question is relevant to "Oedipus."

1. If a person is not taught that something is wrong, and then they commit that crime, are they guilty? Explain.
2. Do you believe in fate or choice? Explain.

Students were then given  their "take home" quiz covering Oedipus.  We discussed the structure of the response. Pl…

Monday, October 17th, 2016

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

1. Students were given Journal #5 entitled "Greek Theater" review Parts 1 and 2. The students were shown the following images, and asked to do their best concerning recall. If you missed class on Monday, then please complete the entry prior to returning to class on Wednesday.

Journal "Greek Theater Review" Parts 1 and 2
Let’s see what you can recall from our last class period…..
Please explain this image to me. In your explanation, I don’t expect you to remember the woman’s name, (it’s Semele by the way), but you should indicate the male on the left,
and a female not pictured.  
2. These images are depicting the same event. One is from ancient Greece, and the other is a modern interpretation of the myth. Give me some schema on the depicted event.

3.  The character depicted here has three names… a Greek, a Roman, and a name that is highly symbolic of his birth and domain. Explain the symboli…

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Dear Mythology Kids,

THE TERM ENDS on WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26th! Please let me know how I can assist you. I an not available to help after Tuesday, Oct. 18th. 
If you  miss class, then focus on always being pro-active...check the blog, communicate with a friend, and/or communicate with me You need to be prepared when you return to class, my young friends!

If you missed class, we completed the following.....
1. Students were introduced to the following concepts:

Students reviewed the literary tool of IRONY! WHY? Well, from this point until the end of the year, the myths all have elements of irony within them; consequently reviewing this literary device is essential.

IRONY is  a literary tool that causes the audience to question possible attended outcomes.
Verbal Irony:  when a speaker speaks something contradictory to what he intends to. It is an intentional product of the speaker and is contradictory to his/her emotions and actions. Dramatic Irony:  when the audience has information that ch…
Dear Mythology kids,
Stop missing class, my young friends. I am not available to assist you on Thursday, and your homework assignment involves significant explanation. PLEASE COMMUNICATE WITH SOMEONE THAT WAS IN CLASS, and return to class PREPARED!

!. Students were introduced to the following assignment...."Is Mythology a Lie?" Please read through the assignment. Students were then asked to complete the "This I believe ......" statements for each of the explanatory myths for TUESDAY! YOU WILL NEED TO COMMUNICATE with a friend in class about what we did.

Is Mythology a Lie? What is truth? “Art is the lie that tells the truth.” –Picasso Introduction: Several of you indicated on the first day of school that you felt mythology was a lie. I have no doubt that you have a different perspective, especially now that we have discussed the gods and read their corresponding myths. There are always metaphorical truths found in mythological stories. In fact, few great literary wo…

October 4th, 2016

Dear Mythology Kids,
If you missed class on Monday, this was the scenario....

1. Everyone expected to take the quiz covering the Greek gods we had studied up to that point, but I noticed that the quiz had some questions on it that I didn't think were fair, so we postponed it until WEDNESDAY! It will happen on WEDNESDAY. It will cover ALL THE PANTHEON!

2. Students were given a new assignment. It is located in the homework section of your notebook. Locate the assignment called "Modern Day God." Please read the assignment. The essay portion is due on Friday, and the research portion is due on WEDNESDAY. Students were asked to located a minimum of TWO resources focusing on the person that will the point of comparison for the chosen god. Those sources need to be annotated for comparative points. IF YOU MISSED CLASS, PLEASE COMMUNICATE WITH A FRIEND.  Make sure you read the information regarding the assignment. IT IS IN YOUR NOTEBOOK!

3. We completed the information regarding…

September 28th, 2016

Dear Mythology Kids,

Better late than never, right? Here is the practice quiz for your quiz on Monday. I'm sorry that I am just now posting it; I think you will still have time to complete it before I see you tomorrow.

1. I was in the operating room the night my brother my born. _____________/_____________
2. Love can not live where there is not trust. _____________/_____________
3. Justify your response for #2.
4. I would make an excellent AP statistics teacher. _____________/_____________
5. My father gave me many gifts due to my beauty. ______________/_____________
6. Quails are my favorite bird. ________________/__________________
7. Justify your response or #6.
8. I am crazy for cuckoo birds. _______________/______________
9. "He resembled a tadpole when I found him." _______________/_______________
10. Justify your response for #9.

If you missed class, we obtained information for Hephaestus, Artemis, and Apollo. Your quiz will pertain to Hera, Hepha…