Showing posts from February, 2017

Monday, February 27th, and Wednesday, March 1st

2. You were introduced to Hades!


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 ahandout, 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.  Your comparison essay is due on Wednesday!
2. Please read "Orpheus and Eurydice" pg. 107 in your text. This myth illustrate how just Hades actually was.

The following pictures should give you greater insights into some of the aspect…

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Dear Mythology Kids,
Welcome back from your long weekend: I hope you were able to relax!

If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. We "mapped" out the "Modern Day God" Comparison Essay that is due on WEDNESDAY, March 1st.You have the explanation in your notebook under "homework." The handout is pink. In addition to the explanation, there is also a strong example on the back where a study has compared Athena to Machiavelli. Follow this example! THIS ASSIGNMENT IS DUE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1st!

2. We then went to the lab to work on the assignment. Today is the only in-class time that students will received on this assignment!

1. You have a "quest" on Wednesday covering all the myths that we have read/discussed up to this point (Prometheus, Pandora, Arachne, Narcissus, Daphne, and Demeter) and more specific details regarding the Greek Pantheon. Please see the practice quiz below, so you have an idea of what to anticipate.

2. "Mo…

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Dear Mythology Kids,

If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. Students were introduced to REFERENCES vs. ALLUSIONS! WHY? You will have a test covering the Greek Pantheon and the explanatory myths we have read up to this point on THURSDAY! In order to understand the structure of the test, "references" and "allusions" need to be defined, identified, and practiced.

Students were given the following handout. Please print this out and place it in the "handout" section of your notebook. We went through these examples together identifying the references and allusions, as this is exactly what will appear on your test.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Dear Mythology Students,

STOP MISSING CLASS! If you are not well, then please take care of yourself, but always refer back to the blog, and communicate with someone in class. Please return fully prepared with your assignments, even if you missed class.

1. MERCURIAL was the vocabulary word for the day. Communicate with a peer, or look it up yourself.
2.  You were introduced to two new myths......."Narcissus and Echo" and "Demeter." PLEASE READ BOTH FOR HOMEWORK, and notate for "What is the myth attempting to teach you?" I have included images of the myths below.

We then continued with Apollo, Hades, and Demeter. Please note the information for you below.  Hades

God of Wealth (precious metals found within the earth)
You must pay to enter his domain with a coin (obolus)
Three levels...people are judged based upon HOW THEY LIVED THEIR LIFE
Just/Rhadamanthine....concept of ethics
Cerberus....three headed dog
Steals Persephone and she becomes "Queen of the Un…

Friday, Feruary 10th, 2017

Dear Mythology Kids,
DO YOUR BEST TO NOT MISS CLASS! Please make sure that you are prepared for class on TUESDAY! Communicate with a friend first, and then stop by during consultation time if you need additional explanation.

We completed the following:

1. HERMETICALLY......second vocabulary word! Communicate with a friend, or locate the information on your own..

2. You were introduced to THREE NATURE MYTHS: Prometheus, Pandora, and Arachne!

I gave the myths to each student, but you are welcome to read the versions in your book.  READ EACH MYTH TWICE! The second time you read the myth, annotate and notate for "What the myth is trying to teach you." "What are the truths to the myth?" Indicate in your notation what truth is evident from the underlined text. PLEASE DO THIS FOR EACH of the THREE MYTHS.

3. You had PC #4 and #5....I have given them to you below.
PC #4 (#5 is on the reverse)
Your reading assignment  “Dionysus” offered you MANY examples regarding…

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Dear Mythology Kids,
DO YOUR BEST TO NOT MISS CLASS. Mythology is so obtuse that you can't fully grasp the concepts unless you are present. COMMUNICATE with someone else in class before you return.

Please read "Dionysus" found on page 55 in your book. Annotate and Notate using all your colors, but more importantly focus on "what the myth is trying to teach you." Make sure you have your assignment on Friday!

1. We finished our discussion of SEMELE.....communicate with a friend.

FIRST VOCABULARY WORD ......SATURNINE...communicate with someone from class.

2. We continued learning more about the Pantheon. We obtained information for Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, and Hera. I have included the information obtained in class for you below. Please transfer it to your YELLOW NOTE TAKING SHEET.

AthenaZeus swallowed Athena's mother, Metis, because an oracle had informed Zeus that if Metis birthed a son that child would overthrow his father. Zeus felt that he c…

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Dear Mythology Kids,


I have included the practice test for you below. Please use a separate sheet of paper!


PRACTICE TEST for "The Olympians" NOTE: I did not find an image of Hades that I felt was "accurate." Please be aware of this when taking your quiz. Good Luck..... REMEMBER THAT YOU SHOULD NOT USE YOUR NOTES for this assessment! USE THIS AS A PRE-TEST!

For each image, please identify the Greek and Roman names, the other symbols not present in the image, and all of the god's domains. Please follow this structure for each response.

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11. 2. We completed grading The Creation Quiz 3. Students had Journal #1, which acted as a practice for the TEST that will take place on Monday. 4. Students then worked in their assigned "God Groups" in order to amalgamate the information regarding the god that was assigned…