Friday, September 1, 2017

August 29th/31st, 2017

Dear Mythology Students,
I hope you had a great weekend!

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 give an article called WHY MYTHOLOGY IS STILL RELEVANT TODAY. They then annotated/notated the article using the colors. If you missed class, please communicate with one of your peers.
  • If you  find a section of text confusing then you would underline it using BROWN.
  • If you are able to make a connection to your own life then you would underline that section of text using your PURPLE.
  • Another way to annotate is by asking QUESTIONS about the text. RED is the color you will use for this annotation.
  • If text gives you a different perspective then GREEN is your annotation color.
  • ORANGE is the color you will use if you come across text that you find interesting
  • YELLOW (i'm using black here, so you can SEE IT).....if you come across a vocab word that you do not know, then underline it using YELLOW!    
2.PC #3 Students were then asked to annotate/notate the article WHY MYTHOLOGY IS RELEVANT TODAY . This was done purely as a practice. Students were then asked to keep the article in the vocab./mechanics section of the notebook.
3. Students were then introduced to the following terms. Please communicate with a peer.
  • Mythology
  • Explanatory Myth
  • Aesthetic Myth
  • Oral Tradition
  • Homer
 4. WE BEGAN "THE CREATION MYTH!" This story is the beginning for all the other myths. PLEASE COMMUNICATE with a friend or a student in your group. There is no logic with this story. 

Your FINAL exam!

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