We begin with
Zeus, Hera, Athene (Athena), and Poseidon.
Listen to the story and follow along in your books. While you listen, you may work on your study guide. Study guides should have a quote or paraphrase with a citation. Can you think of something these gods may represent? Or a song that would represent them?
Homework: Finish any questions that you didn't finish in class. Send songs and think about articles.
Thursday: Quiz on Assignment #1 and #2
and Article due on any annotated and labeled.
Hera's Theme Songs:
Beyonce's "Hold Up" and "Sorry"
Have any others? Send me songs or art and I'll post!
Greek Mythology can be fun, scary, exciting, thought provoking, frustrating...and everything else! But as the foundation of the Western World, it not only shows us more about our society and how we came to be, its deep psychological questions teach us more about ourselves and being human, too.
Thank you for helping to chose our new book
Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths!
This will be both a class book and a silent reading book.
Bring it everyday to read with us and to read during silent reading times.
Take notes with the handouts, Study Guide and 4 Reasons Why, and be prepared for quizzes.
Silent reading 30 min.- chapters 27 through 30
Watch video and answer study guide
Turn in early essays to Turnitin.com
Turn in early notebooks to the aids desk
Reminder: Papers and Notebooks due TUESDAY- 5/22
Or maybe it really has come full circle from the beginning to the end. As we wrap up our mythology unit, it is still important to think about what makes us human. What are the biggest issues we face? How did previous cultures and generations attempt to understand the world and warn us of the dangers from it and ourselves?
Our final Greek test will come in two parts: Essay and Test.
Edit the paragraphs you have already worked on for previous assignments into a cohesive essay.
Essay due Thursday/Friday this week.
During class we will finish our last part of the unit: Symbolism and Archetypes. After that, we will take our final Greek test on all the Greek Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, Vocabulary, and Archetypes.
After our many talks about culture and heritage, after looking both at the world at large and our own individual world, it is time to turn to our class study the Greeks. Here is an introduction. Remember we are still looking for why we bother to study them still today? Why do they still speak to us and how do they give us a way to discuss our own views and problems? Class time: Choose partners and sign up for our next presentation ART. The first way, after oral traditions, that we began to tell our stories and show what they mean to us. Documentary, study guide, discussion. Homework: make sure that you uploaded your family story. Work on your art presentation- due Thursday/Friday next week.