Ms. Gokturk


Life and/or Death Project 50 points


Select one of the following options to help you explore our latest unit – the Lesser Gods on Earth and the details of the Underworld.  You will present your project to the class.



OPTION 1. Creative Writing:  From Above Ground To Hades and Back


Write a colorful first person account of your descent from the world of the living earth gods, waters gods, love gods) to Hades, through Hades and your return (unless your character must stay dead). 


Your narrator should be a celebrity, historical figure, a fictional character, or any character we’ve met so far. The way you narrate should reveal who you are. For example, what would Holden Caulfield sound like telling his tale? Or the Gingerbread Man? Or Donald Trump?


Use the details of the world of the living (and all those lively gods) and the Hades landscape. Try to reveal as many of the details as possible. Stay in the colorful voice you created. Your goal is to create a dominant impression based on your interpretation of the Above World and Underworld.


Incorporate not only the notes from our Walk Through Hades, but also find ways to include the Orpheus and Eurydice story, Hades vocabulary, and/or Demeter’s mourning.


Use the present tense or the past tense.  Whichever you choose, please be consistent.


Dialogue is nice but not required. Use sensory description so we feel, see, smell, and hear what it’s like to be on this journey.


Organize into paragraphs.  Two pages single spaced, landscaped, two columns like this paper is. Submit to turnitin.


OPTION 2. Life and/or Death Art “Brochure”

The Lesser Gods and Hades (and its characters) have been depicted in art throughout time. Your goal is select a theme or character analysis or some other cohesive point to pull together an “exhibit.” Your collection of artifacts must of course include the illustration as well explanation (see below).


Suggestions for Themes


For the Art Research, you must use the ARTstor Database.  Go to à Schreiber àLibrary Media Center à Schreiber Online Databases à ARTstoràEngter ARTstor Digital Library [if working from home, you will need the library log in info; get book mark up there]





First write an overview of your exhibition. This should be a well-developed paragraph that reveals the goal of your exhibition.. Then, you must find FIVE works of art (min) for your exhibition,.


Get good images for your slides.


For each artwork:  

1.       Name of the title of the work, the artist, date, location. You can find this information by clicking on the caption.

2.       Describe the TYPE of medium (vase painting, painting, engraving, stone relief, sculpture, etc.).

3.       Who or what is depicted in the piece? How is each figure depicted? Use descriptive language. Really examine the work. THESE ARE YOUR OWN WORDS. Remember that your art pieces should connect to your exhibit’s purpose. This should be a well developed and detailed paragraph.


Submit to turnitin