Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Dear Mythology Kids,
If you missed class, we completed the following. PLEASE COMMUNICATE with someone in class. You need to return on Tuesday prepared for class, even though you were not present today!

1. Students were introduced to their "Creative Assignment," which is due on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17th. This assignment acts as the final exam for this term. I have included the explanation here. Please read through it, and communicate with a peer regarding questions.

“How well do you know the Pantheon?”
Mythology 2017-18

DUE DATE:_________________________

Explanation: At this point, you should have a greater understanding of the Greek pantheon. This  assignment offers you the opportunity to creatively apply what you have learned  to something concrete.
1.      1. Select ONE member of the Greek Pantheon for your assignment
( Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Athena, Hephaestus, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Ares, Hermes, Dionysus, Hestia). I recommend your selection focus on interest and intrigue.
2.      You will need to do some research regarding your chosen god; research beyond the information already shared with you in class. You must have a minimum of THREE ADDITIONAL SOURCES (one must be a book).
3.       "Consider symbols and characteristics associated with your god such as behaviors, myths, animals, birds, colors, and other gods connected to your choice.
4.      Use the newly found information, and the previous information offered in class, to CREATE a PHYSICAL PIECE that thoroughly proves your understanding of the god. (Relax! I will share some examples with you.)
Example Ideas (previous students):
1.      Throne
2.      Script
3.      Interior design
4.      Clothing design
5.      Greeting cards
6.      Restaurant
1.      If you choose to use paper, then projects must be a minimum of 13x18 in size. If you choose to create a product that has different components to it, then you will need to make sure that the paper used for each part is 13x18. For example, if you were to design a seasonal clothing line for Artemis, then you would include one rendering on one piece of paper. You would have FOUR total pieces of paper because there are four seasons.
NOTE: I am happy to supply you with white paper, but you will need to supply all other materials.

2.      NO LEGOS
3.      NO FOOD
4.      Color is required (You select the medium).
5.      No pieces from your home should be attached to the project (ie. jewelry, pictures, ceramics, plastic pieces, etc.)
6.       One page minimum (MLA Format) paper that explains and justifies your choices.
7.      A Works Cited page referencing the sources you used for additional information.
8.      Oral justification of your project

NOTE: Whatever you decide to create, the final outcome must thoroughly prove your understanding, and support what you have learned about the god. GO BEYOND WHAT HAS BEEN OFFERED TO YOU IN CLASS, my young friends! Think like Hephaestus, Hermes, and Athena.
Please let me know if you need any assistance; I am happy to help!

2. Students went to the library in order to locate their three sources and type the Works Cited page for those sources. This was submitted at the end of class.

IF YOU WERE NOT PRESENT, then you need to come to class on Tuesday prepared with your THREE SOURCES and the WORKS CITED for those sources. I shared an example with each student today in class. Please communicate with one of your peers.

1 Annotate/Notate the sources located today for INFORMATION THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW prior to reading the source, and INFORMATION THAT YOU FOUND INTERESTING. Please use Blue for the "did not know" information and orange for the "interesting" info.

2. Start working on your PROJECT! October 17th will be here soon!

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

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