• HW #11 DUE

    DECEMBER 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    NOV 30
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    1
    DAY F
  • HW #22 DUE
  • Theseus
  • What Makes a Hero? Group assignment: venn
  • 2
    DAY A
  • HW #23 DUE
  • Hercules
  • Present Venns
  • Hero Monomyth Video
  • What Makes a Hero? (TED-ED) Monomyth Pattern
  • Campbell and Hero's Journey
  • Breakdown Heroic Attributes and Master the Heroes
  • 3
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    4
    DAY C
  • meet in English Lab
  • Heroes in Art: Jason, Perseus, Theseus, and Hercules Brochure using ARTstor [if you were absent please see door folder]
  • Heroes in Art Brochures
  • 7
    DAY D
    Meet in English Lab to work on Heroes in Art Brochure
  • Heroes in Art Brochures
  • 8
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    9
    DAY F
  • HW #24 DUE

    Brochure Due: please have printed in color: tell the class a little about what you found as you researched your art pieces!
  • Bring Hamilton: Read Atalanta. How is this hero different from the others?
  • 10
    DAY A
  • HW #25 DUE
  • Who's Who in the Trojan War & Power Point
  • 11
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    14
    DAY C
  • HW #26 DUE
  • Fall of Troy
  • Trojan Horse from Troy
  • Trojan Horse: The Chaser
  • BBC Truth About Troy (watched parts I and III
  • 15
    DAY D
  • The Trojan Women
  • 16
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    17
    DAY F
  • Trojan Women
  • 18
    DAY A
    21
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    22
    DAY C
  • Trojan Women
  • REVIEW FOR HEROES TEST -- Kahoot! Bingo, etc. PLease try to watch the links I posted for today and tomorrow to help you!
  • Hero Monomyth Video
  • What Makes a Hero? (TED-ED) Monomyth Pattern
  • Campbell and Hero's Journey
  • Perseus Study Guide
  • Perseus and Medusa
  • Perseus Kills Medusa (Clash of the Titans 2010)
  • Theseus Table
  • Theseus and the Minotaur
  • Theseus and the Minotaur Story
  • Theseus 15 minutes
  • Theseus Documentary UNC Part I
  • Theseus Documentary UNC Part II
  • Theseus Part III
  • Hercules
  • Who's Who in the Trojan War
  • Trojan Horse from Troy
  • Trojan Horse: The Chaser
  • BBC Truth About Troy
  • The Hero's Journey Summary of Steps
  • The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell's Monomyth
  • Perseus and Medusa
  • 23
    DAY D


    Biggie: Unit Test on Heroes: Jason and Golden Fleece, Perseus, Theseus, Hercules, Atalanta, Trojan War --85 questions -- matching, multiple choice
  • Jason and the Argonauts Mythic Heroes
  • Perseus and Medusa Mythic Heroes
  • Theseus and the Minotaur Mythic Heroes
  • Hercules Mythic Warriors
  • Trojan Horse Mythic Warriors
  • 24
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    31
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    1
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    NO SCHOOL

    DECEMBER 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    NOV 30
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    1
    DAY F
  • HW #22 DUE
  • Theseus
  • What Makes a Hero? Group assignment: venn
  • 2
    DAY A
  • HW #23 DUE
  • Hercules
  • Present Venns
  • Hero Monomyth Video
  • What Makes a Hero? (TED-ED) Monomyth Pattern
  • Campbell and Hero's Journey
  • Breakdown Heroic Attributes and Master the Heroes
  • 3
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    4
    DAY C
  • meet in English Lab
  • Heroes in Art: Jason, Perseus, Theseus, and Hercules Brochure using ARTstor [if you were absent please see door folder]
  • Heroes in Art Brochures
  • 7
    DAY D
    Meet in English Lab to work on Heroes in Art Brochure
  • Heroes in Art Brochures
  • 8
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    9
    DAY F
  • HW #24 DUE

    Brochure Due: please have printed in color: tell the class a little about what you found as you researched your art pieces!
  • Bring Hamilton: Read Atalanta. How is this hero different from the others?
  • 10
    DAY A
  • HW #25 DUE
  • Who's Who in the Trojan War & Power Point
  • 11
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    14
    DAY C
  • HW #26 DUE
  • Fall of Troy
  • Trojan Horse from Troy
  • Trojan Horse: The Chaser
  • BBC Truth About Troy (watched parts I and III
  • 15
    DAY D
  • The Trojan Women
  • 16
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    17
    DAY F
  • Trojan Women
  • 18
    DAY A
    21
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    22
    DAY C
  • Trojan Women
  • REVIEW FOR HEROES TEST -- Kahoot! Bingo, etc. PLease try to watch the links I posted for today and tomorrow to help you!
  • Hero Monomyth Video
  • What Makes a Hero? (TED-ED) Monomyth Pattern
  • Campbell and Hero's Journey
  • Perseus Study Guide
  • Perseus and Medusa
  • Perseus Kills Medusa (Clash of the Titans 2010)
  • Theseus Table
  • Theseus and the Minotaur
  • Theseus and the Minotaur Story
  • Theseus 15 minutes
  • Theseus Documentary UNC Part I
  • Theseus Documentary UNC Part II
  • Theseus Part III
  • Hercules
  • Who's Who in the Trojan War
  • Trojan Horse from Troy
  • Trojan Horse: The Chaser
  • BBC Truth About Troy
  • The Hero's Journey Summary of Steps
  • The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell's Monomyth
  • Perseus and Medusa
  • 23
    DAY D


    Biggie: Unit Test on Heroes: Jason and Golden Fleece, Perseus, Theseus, Hercules, Atalanta, Trojan War --85 questions -- matching, multiple choice
  • Jason and the Argonauts Mythic Heroes
  • Perseus and Medusa Mythic Heroes
  • Theseus and the Minotaur Mythic Heroes
  • Hercules Mythic Warriors
  • Trojan Horse Mythic Warriors
  • 24
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    25
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    28
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    31
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    NO SCHOOL
    1
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL

    NOVEMBER 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    3
    STAFF DEVELOPMENT

    STUDENTS DO NOT REPORT
    4
    DAY C


    Hades, Underworld Vocab, Orpheus, Cybele, Archetypes, & Great Mothers Unit Test
    5
    DAY D
  • HW #16 DUE:
  • 6
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    9
    DAY F
  • Class will not meet today; please pick up Medea and question sheet from my desk in English Office. Read Prologue and fill out sheet for next class. Groups that did not yet present Jason and Argonauts will present. See HW #17
  • First Impressions of Medea
  • Online Medea If you use this version, read up to her appearance ON STAGE, bottom of page 23.
  • 10
    DAY A
  • HW #17 DUE
  • 11
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    VETERANS' DAY
    12
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    13
    DAY C

    last day of MP 1
  • Medea (cont)
  • 16
    DAY D
  • Everyone gets 5 new 5 point ORPs. Don't use them!
  • HW #18 DUE
  • Medea Quiz
  • 17
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    18
    DAY F
  • HW #19 DUE
  • Jason and the Argonauts (begin film and film questions)
  • 19
    DAY A


    UNIT TEST: Greek Theater and Conventions (packet), Greek Theater Definitions, Medea
  • Finish Jason and the Argonauts
  • 20
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    23
    DAY C
  • HW #20 DUE
  • Perseus
  • HAND IN Jason 1963 Film Worksheet
  • Perseus Study Guide
  • Perseus and Medusa
  • Perseus Kills Medusa (Clash of the Titans 2010)
  • 24
    DAY D
  • HW #21 DUE
  • Hero of the Year: Jason or Perseus?
  • 25
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    26
    RECESS

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    27
    RECESS

    FOOD COMA DAY

    NOVEMBER 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    3
    STAFF DEVELOPMENT

    STUDENTS DO NOT REPORT
    4
    DAY C


    Hades, Underworld Vocab, Orpheus, Cybele, Archetypes, & Great Mothers Unit Test
    5
    DAY D
  • HW #16 DUE:
  • 6
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    9
    DAY F
  • Class will not meet today; please pick up Medea and question sheet from my desk in English Office. Read Prologue and fill out sheet for next class. Groups that did not yet present Jason and Argonauts will present. See HW #17
  • First Impressions of Medea
  • Online Medea If you use this version, read up to her appearance ON STAGE, bottom of page 23.
  • 10
    DAY A
  • HW #17 DUE
  • 11
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    VETERANS' DAY
    12
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    13
    DAY C

    last day of MP 1
  • Medea (cont)
  • 16
    DAY D
  • Everyone gets 5 new 5 point ORPs. Don't use them!
  • HW #18 DUE
  • Medea Quiz
  • 17
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    18
    DAY F
  • HW #19 DUE
  • Jason and the Argonauts (begin film and film questions)
  • 19
    DAY A


    UNIT TEST: Greek Theater and Conventions (packet), Greek Theater Definitions, Medea
  • Finish Jason and the Argonauts
  • 20
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    23
    DAY C
  • HW #20 DUE
  • Perseus
  • HAND IN Jason 1963 Film Worksheet
  • Perseus Study Guide
  • Perseus and Medusa
  • Perseus Kills Medusa (Clash of the Titans 2010)
  • 24
    DAY D
  • HW #21 DUE
  • Hero of the Year: Jason or Perseus?
  • 25
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    26
    RECESS

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    27
    RECESS

    FOOD COMA DAY

    OCTOBER 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5
    DAY A
  • HW #10 DUE
  • Last Part (Recovery) of Fantasia Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony"
  • Vocab from Who's Who (Gods We Have Studied So Far)
  • Review Review Review
  • 6
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    7
    DAY C


    Olympian Gods and Lesser and Earth Gods Unit Quiz
  • Intro to Greek Theater (handout and video)
  • 8
    DAY D
  • Online Plays: The Bacchae
  • 9
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    12
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    COLUMBUS DAY
    13
    DAY F
  • Online Plays: The Bacchae
  • 14
    DAY A
  • Online Plays: The Bacchae
  • 15
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    16
    DAY C
  • Online Plays: The Bacchae
  • 19
    DAY D
  • HW #11 DUE
  • 20
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    21
    DAY F
  • HW #12 DUE
  • Meet in Business Lab
  • How to Write a Screenplay
  • 22
    DAY A
  • HW #13 DUE
  • Meet in Business Lab
  • 23
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    26
    DAY C


    Re-Write of Bacchae Due! Presentations
  • Welcome to Hades! Walk through Hades.
  • 27
    DAY D
  • HW #14 DUE
  • Why has this myth captured the imagination of so many?
  • Read The Sandman Series Orpheus
  • 28
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    29
    DAY F
  • HW #15 DUE
  • Animation of Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Orpheus and Eurydice Animation Youtube
  • Student Made Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Orpheus and Eurydice Vase Painting Animation
  • Hiroyuki's Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Discuss Cybele and Attis Myth
  • Aphrodite and Adonis in HAmilton
  • 30
    DAY A
  • Meet in Business Lab to work on Hades Writing Assignment
  • SEPTEMBER 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

    LABOR DAY
    1
    2
    DAY A
  • Welcome back to school!
  • What do you already know about mythology?
  • Some basic definitions. What makes it a myth?
  • Writing Activity: write a story that explains how the universe/world/humans came to be created. Use parameters from class: third person, no dialogue, breaks normal limits (extra-human, inhuman, heroic), sacred, metaphorical/symbolic, ambiguous, subtle, explains in easy to access ideas, etc.
  • 3
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    4
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    7
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    8
    DAY C
  • HW #1 DUE
  • Course description, class guidelines, types of myths, Remind101, Turnitin
  • Class notes: types of myths, 5 creation types, Old Testament, Japanese
  • The Big Myth Page
  • 9
    DAY D
  • HW #2 DUE
  • Chinese Myth "Heaven and Earth" quiz
  • 10
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    11
    DAY F
  • HW #3 DUE
  • Egyptian Myth
  • 14
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    15
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    16
    DAY A
  • Summer Reading Response (1/2 hr); please review The Things They Carried
  • Pre-Test
  • 17
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    18
    DAY C
  • HW #4 DUE
  • Greek Creation
  • 21
    DAY D
  • HW #5 DUE
  • CREATION MYTH UNIT TEST
  • Olympians
  • 22
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    23
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    24
    DAY F
  • HW #6 DUE
  • Welcome, parents! Open School Night
  • Mythology Course & Class Guidelines
  • 25
    DAY A
  • HW #7 DUE
  • 28
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    29
    DAY C
    Facebook continued: Olympian Gods
  • Demeter and Eleusis
  • 30
    DAY D
  • HW #8 DUE
  • Demeter and Eleusis (cont)
  • See HW page for a link :)
  • OCT 1
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    OCT 2
    DAY F
  • HW #9 DUE
  • Read Phaeton and Helios story in Hamilton
  • Read Pegasus and Bellerophon (and Chimaera) story in Hamilton
  • Fantasia: Beethoven's Sixth: Pastoral Symphony. Celebration and Fear. ID the Greek mythological characters and note the incorrect ones. Available on Netflix Streaming -- right after Intermission section
  • DECEMBER 2014

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    DAY B
    2
    DAY C


    Park Presentations!
  • Personal Hero Quest
  • 3
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    4
    DAY E
  • HW #18 DUE
  • 5
    DAY F
  • Work on Personal or Hero Story
  • 8 DAY A
    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    9
    DAY B

    class will not meet
    10
    DAY C

    Story due in proper format. PLease bring Hsmilton to class.
  • Causes of Trojan War (finish outline for HW 185-200)
  • 11
    DAY D
  • HW #19 DUE
  • Intro to Trojan stuff
  • 12
    DAY E
  • HW #20 DUE
  • Trojan war and fall
  • Who's Who in the Trojan War
  • Trojan Horse from Troy
  • Trojan Horse: The Chaser
  • BBC Truth About Troy
  • 15
    DAY F
  • HW #21 DUE
  • Who's Who on What Side -- Greeks and Trojans
  • The Odyssey
  • Odyssey Characters
  • The Odyssey Clips
  • 16
    DAY A
    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    17
    DAY B
  • The Odyssey
  • 18
    DAY C
  • The Odyssey
  • Online Trojan Women Text
  • Trojan Women Film
  • 19
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    22
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    23
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    24
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    25
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    26
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    29
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    30
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    JAN 1
    RECESS

    JAN 2
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    JAN 3
    RECESS

    NOVEMBER 2014

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY E

    Medea up to page 15; first impressions of Medea
    4
    STAFF DEVELOPMENT

    STUDENTS DO NOT REPORT
    5
    DAY F
  • Medea/Jason Arguments
  • Read up to page
  • 6
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    7
    DAY B
  • HW #11 DUE
  • Why do mothers kill?
  • Finish Medea!
  • 10
    DAY C
  • HW #12 DUE
  • New Endings
  • Bring Hamilton books to class
  • 11
    VETERAN'S DAY

    NO SCHOOL
    12
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    13
    DAY E
  • HW #13 DUE
  • Perseus
  • 14
    DAY F
  • HW #14 DUE: Theseus
  • 17
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    18
    DAY B
  • HW #15 DUE: Hercules
  • Port Washington King's 12 Labors Pair work
  • 19
    DAY C
  • HW #16 DUE: Atalanta
  • Compare/contrast Perseus, Theseus, Hercules
  • Joseph Campbell "The Hero's Journey" (abridged)
  • What Makes a Hero? (TED-ED) Monomyth Pattern
  • Hero Monomyth Video
  • 20
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    21
    DAY E
    HW #17 DUE
  • Hero Park Design
  • 24
    DAY F
  • Hero Park Design
  • 25
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    26
    RECESS

    TRAVEL/PREPARE!
    27
    RECESS

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    28
    RECESS

    FOOD COMA DAY

    September 2014

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    Labor Day

    Recess
    2

    3
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    4
    DAY B

    Welcome!
  • Creation Myths Intro: Book of Genesis / Ex Nihilo
  • 5
    DAY C
  • HW #1 DUE
  • Creation Myths: Chaos / Chinese, Emergence / Dogon, Earth Diver / Iroquois, Union / Greek, Egyptian
  • 8
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    9
    DAY E
  • HW #2 DUE
  • Egyptian Myth
  • 10
    DAY F
  • Summer Reading Assessment
  • SLO TEST
  • 11
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    12
    DAY B
  • HW #3 DUE
  • Greek Creation
  • 15
    DAY C
  • HW #4 DUE
  • Modern Gods: Fakebook Assignment
  • 16
    DAY D
    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    17
    DAY E
  • HW #5 DUE
  • Fakebook & presentations
  • 18
    DAY F
  • HW #5 DUE
    Creation Myths, Greek Creation and Olympian God Quiz
  • Beyond Mt. Oylmpus!
  • Finish Fakebooks :)
  • 19
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    22
    DAY B
  • Lesser Gods
  • We completed Who's Who Beyond Mount Olympus!
  • 23
    DAY C
  • In Hamilton: Read Bellerophon and Pegasus myth AND Phaeton myth
  • Vocabulary Overview
  • Fantasia
  • 24
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    25
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    26
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    29
    DAY E
  • HW #6 DUE
  • Demeter and Dionysus Quiz
  • Goddess and Great Mother, Demeter and Eleusis Worship. ouroboros, xenia, aischrologia
  • 30
    DAY F
  • Finish Eleusian Mysteries Talk
  • Walk through Hades
  • Hades Vocabulary
  • OCT 1
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    OCT 2
    DAY B
  • HW #7 DUE
  • Share Hades POV Assignment
  • Adonis Story
  • Compare Great Mothers
  • Jung & Archetypes
  • Review Lesser and Earth Gods Vocab Sheet
  • OCT 3
    DAY C

    DECEMBER 2013

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2
    DAY A
  • HW #15 DUE!

    Hero Test (Jason, Perseus, Theseus, Hercules)
  • Hercules film
  • 3
    DAY B
  • HW #16 DUE!
  • Finish Hercules
  • Trojan War Review
  • Power Point
  • 4
    DAY C

    Class does not meet today
    5
    DAY D
  • HW #17 DUE!
  • BBC Truth About Troy
  • Who's Who in the Trojan War
  • Trojan Horse from Troy
  • Trojan Horse: The Chaser
  • 6
    DAY E
  • HW #18 DUE
  • Online Trojan Women Text Intro to Trojan Women
  • 9
    DAY F

    Class does not meet today
    10
    DAY A
  • CLose reading/stage directions
  • Molding and reading with inflection
  • 11
    DAY B
  • Online Trojan Women Text
  • Reading quiz on what we've read so far
  • 12
    DAY C
  • Online Trojan Women Text
  • Reading quiz on what we've read so far
  • 13
    DAY D
  • Online Trojan Women Text
  • Reading quiz on what we've read so far (up to 775)
  • 16
    DAY E


    Project Proposal Due / Trojan War/Trojan Women Quiz
  • Outlines for essay
  • How to Write an Essay Outline
  • Trojan Women Essay
  • Outline
  • 17
    DAY F

    Class does not meet today
    18
    DAY A
  • HW #19 DUE
  • Outline DUE (10 points)
  • meet in lab to work on Trojan Women Essay
  • 19
    DAY B
  • meet in lab to work on Trojan Women Essay
  • 20
    DAY C


    Essay due at turnitin.com by midinight tonight! Have a great break!
    Class does not meet today
    23
    RECESS

    Have
    24
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    a
    25
    RECESS

    super
    26
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    great
    27
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    break!

    NOVEMBER 2013

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    4
    DAY D
    5
    Staff Development Day

    Students do not report
    6
    DAY E
  • Finish Medea
  • 7
    DAY F

    Class does not meet today
    8
    DAY A


    IN CLASS Critical Lens: The Bacchae and Medea
    11
    Veteran's Day

    No School
    12
    DAY B
  • HW #11 DUE!
  • BRING HAMILTON BOOK
  • Perseus
  • Hero Monomyth Video
  • Perseus and Medusa
  • Perseus Kills Medusa (Clash of the Titans 2010)
  • Medusa Chases Percy Jackson
  • 13
    DAY C

    Class does not meet today
    14
    DAY D
  • HW #12 DUE!
  • Theseus
  • Hero of the Year Award Class assignment (20 points)
  • 15
    DAY E
  • Theseus Table
  • Work on and present Hero of the Year Award Class assignment (20 points)
  • Theseus and the Minotaur
  • Theseus and the Minotaur Story
  • Theseus 15 minutes
  • Theseus Documentary UNC Part I
  • Theseus Documentary UNC Part II
  • Theseus Part III
  • 18
    DAY F

    Class does not meet today
    19
    DAY A
  • HW #13 DUE!
  • Voting for Hero Award
  • Propaganda Devices
  • 20
    DAY B
  • HW #14 DUE!
  • meet in LOTE lab to work on ads
  • Hero Propaganda Assignment (20 points)
  • 21
    DAY C

    Class does not meet today
    22
    DAY D
  • Share Ads
  • Go over Hercules HW
  • Hercules
  • 25
    DAY E
    26
    DAY F

    Class does not meet today
    27
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    28
    NO SCHOOL

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    29
    NO SCHOOL

    Food Coma Day

    OCTOBER 2013

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    SEPT 30
    DAY D
  • HW #7 DUE
  • Who's Who Beyond Mt. Olympus Creative Writing In-Class Assignment Please hand in at the end of the period.
  • 1
    DAY E


    UNIT QUIZ: Greek/Roman Who's Who (multiple choice, T/F, and matching)
  • Welcome to Hades
  • 2
    DAY F

    Class does not meet today
    3
    DAY A
  • Orpheus and Eurydice (107-110)
  • Animation of Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Orpheus and Eurydice Animation Youtube
  • Student Made Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Re-telling of Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Orpheus and Eurydice Vase Painting Animation
  • Hiroyuki's Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Orpheus and Eurydice Animated Documentary (low budget)
  • 4
    DAY B
  • Graphic Novel: Sandman Series Orpheus Story: Read and annotate/highlight panels that are powerful / evoke emotion; annotate/highlight panels that diverge from the orginal myth: FREEWRITE RESPONSE after
  • 7
    DAY C

    Class does not meet today
    8
    DAY D
  • Greek Theater Terms
  • Ancient Greek Theater
  • Intro to Bacchae
  • Online Plays: The Bacchae
  • 9
    DAY E
  • HW #8 DUE
  • The Bacchae
  • Online Plays: The Bacchae
  • 10
    DAY F

    Class does not meet today
  • OPEN SCHOOL NIGHT
  • 11
    DAY A
  • HW #8 DUE
  • The Bacchae
  • Online Plays: The Bacchae
  • 14
    Columbus Day

    No School
    15
    DAY B


    Greek Theater Terms & Bacchae Quiz
    16
    DAY C

    Class does not meet today
    17
    DAY D
  • Re-Write The Bacchae
  • Use play format (handout) or Screenplay (Movie Script)Format
  • 18
    DAY E
  • Re-Write The Bacchae
  • LAB
  • 21
    DAY F

    Class does not meet today
    22
    DAY A


    Re-Write The Bacchae DUE @ start of class, printed and proofread. Please bring Hamilton books to class
  • Jason and the Quest for The Golden Fleece
  • Jason and Medea Reading Questions
  • What Makes a Hero? (TED-ED) Monomyth Pattern
  • 23
    DAY B
  • HW #9 DUE
  • Jason 1963 Film Worksheet
  • 24
    DAY C

    Class does not meet today
    25
    DAY D
    28
    DAY E
  • Jason and the Argonauts Film / How does the film differ from the text?
  • 29
    DAY F

    Class does not meet today
    30
    DAY A

    Jason and the Quest for The Golden Fleece QUIZ!
  • First Impressions of Medea
  • 31
    DAY B
  • HW #10 DUE
  • Medea Discussion Questions
  • NOV 1
    DAY C

    Class does not meet today

    SEPTEMBER 2013

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    9
    DAY A

    Welcome back to school!
  • Course Outline & Class Expectations
  • Absence Policy
  • Define Myth
  • Intro to Types of Myths (Cosmological, Cosmogonic, Etiological, Eschatalogical, Succession, Ex Nihilo (Old Testament)
  • 10
    DAY B
  • HW #1 DUE
  • Summer Reading
  • Yoruba Myth and Others
  • Five Types of Creation Myth: Ex Nihilo, Union, From Chaos, Emergence, Earth Diver
  • 11
    DAY C

    Class does not meet today
    12
    DAY D
  • HW #2 DUE
  • Five Types of Creation Myth: Ex Nihilo, Union, From Chaos, Emergence, Earth Diver
  • Iroquois
  • 13
    DAY E
  • HW #3 DUE
  • Egyptian Creation
  • 16
    DAY F

    Class does not meet today
    17
    DAY A
  • Greek Creation / Hamilton book page 65 ff
  • Succession, Chaos, Family Tree, Titans vs Olympians, 3 creation of man versions, creation of woman, flood
  • 18
    DAY B
  • HW #4 DUE
  • 19
    DAY C

    Class does not meet today
    20
    DAY D
  • HW #5 DUE
  • Create a Modern Pantheon
  • 23
    DAY E
  • Lab
  • 24
    DAY F

    Class does not meet today
    25
    DAY A


    Create a Modern Pantheon DUE
  • Share
  • Complete Lesser Gods & Water Gods Sections
  • Fantasia
  • 26
    DAY B
  • HW #6 DUE
  • Demeter and Dionysis Quiz
  • 27
    DAY C

    Class does not meet today

    APRIL 2013

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    DAY C

  • Online Plays: The Bacchae
  • Deadly Bacchae Dance
  • Behind the Scenes Bacchae
  • The Bacchae "Trailer" Theater to Music
  • 2
    DAY D

    Class does not meet today
    3
    DAY E


    Quiz on The Bacchae up to lines 860! Be prepared!
  • Online Plays: The Bacchae
  • 4
    DAY F
  • HW #12
  • Bacchae Rewrite Project
  • How to Format a Screenplay
  • 5
    DAY A

    Class does not meet today
    8 DAY B
    Business Lab
  • Bacchae Rewrite Project
  • 9
    DAY C
  • Bacchae Rewrite Project
  • English Lab
  • 10
    DAY D

    Class does not meet today
    11
    DAY E >meet in English Lab
  • Bacchae Rewrite Project
  • 12
    DAY F



  • Bacchae Rewrite Project DUE! Please have printed at the start of class; submit a copy to turnitin.com
  • Please bring Hamilton Books:
  • Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece Worksheet
  • 15
    DAY A

    Class does not meet today
    16
    DAY B
  • HW #13
  • Jason 1963 Film Worksheet
  • 17
    DAY C
  • HW #14
  • Intro to Medea
  • 18
    DAY D

    Class does not meet today
    19
    DAY E

    Shakespeare Day!
    22
    DAY F
  • HW #15 : quiz
  • Jigsaw Medea characterization from last class; annotate responses in play!
  • 23
    DAY A

    Class does not meet today
    24
    DAY B

  • HW #16
  • Medea
  • 25
    DAY C
  • HW #17
  • 26
    DAY D

    Class does not meet today
    29
    DAY E
    class did not meet
    30
    DAY F
  • HW #18
  • Complete Jason 1963 Film Worksheet
  • MAY 1
    DAY A

    Class does not meet today
    MAY 2
    DAY B
  • HW #19
  • Perseus Study Guide
  • Perseus and Medusa
  • Perseus Kills Medusa (Clash of the Titans 2010)
  • Perseus Jim Henson's StoryTeller 1/3
  • Perseus Jim Henson's StoryTeller 2/3
  • Perseus Jim Henson's StoryTeller 3/3
  • Medusa Chases Percy Jackson
  • Perseus and Medusa
  • MAY 3
    DAY C
  • HW #20 Theseus [G, I found the quiz you owe. It's in the folder now]
  • Theseus Table
  • Theseus and the Minotaur Story
  • Theseus 15 minutes
  • Theseus Documentary UNC Part I
  • Theseus Documentary UNC Part II
  • Theseus Part III
  • FEBRUARY 2013

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    JAN 28
    DAY A

    Class does not meet today
    JAN 29
    DAY B
  • Welcome to Mythology!
  • Course Description, Class Guidelines, Policies, Final
  • NOTES: Five Types of Creation Stories, Definitions (Etiological, Cosmological, Eschatological, etc.)
  • JAN 30
    DAY C
  • HW #1 Due
  • Chinese Creation, Egyptian Creation PP
  • Big Myths
  • JAN 31
    DAY D

    Class does not meet today
    FEB 1
    DAY E
  • HW #2 Due
  • Egyptian Big Myth
  • Ancestral Creation Myth
  • Begining Steps of Re-telling Creation Myth
  • 4
    DAY F
    class will not meet today
    5
    DAY A

    Class does not meet today
    6
    DAY B
  • HW #3 Due
  • Creation Myth Comic Assignment
  • 7
    DAY C
  • Creation Myth Comic Assignment
  • 8
    DAY D

    Class does not meet today
    11 DAY E
  • Creation Myth Comic DUE @ start of class. Please have printed before class
  • King James Creation Myth
  • Hebrew Myths
  • Eve vs. Lilith class assignment
  • 12
    DAY F
  • HW #4 Due
  • Eve vs. Lilith class assignment
  • 13
    DAY A

    Class does not meet today
    14
    DAY B
  • HW #5 Due
  • Babylonian
  • Greek Creation (pages 70-75)
  • 15
    DAY C
  • HW #6 Due
  • Class Comics: Share Creation Myths from Around the World!
  • 18
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    19
    DAY D
    Class does not meet today
    20
    DAY E
  • HW #6 Due

    Creation Myth Unit Quiz-Test: 5 types of creation stories, other definitions, Chinese, Egyptian, Babylonian, King James, Hebrew and Greek versions
  • Olympian Gods
  • Who's Who on Mt. Olympus
  • 21
    DAY F
  • HW #7 Due
  • Who's Who on Mt. Olympus
  • 22
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    25
    DAY A

    Class does not meet today
    26
    DAY B

  • HW #8 Due
  • Olympian Gods (male) (7 mins)
  • Gods and Goddesses of Mt. Olympus (54 mins)
  • 27
    DAY C
  • Gods and Goddesses of Mt. Olympus (54 mins)
  • Modern Pantheon Assignment
  • 28
    DAY D

    Class does not meet today
    MAR 1
    DAY E


    Who's Who on Mt. Olympus QUIZ
  • Lesser Gods
  • Modern Pantheon Banner
  • DECEMBER 2012

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    4
    DAY E

    Heroes Presentations
    5
    DAY F


    Hero Unit Quiz: Medea, Jason, Perseus, Theseus, Hercules, Atalanta
    6
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    7
    DAY B

    10
    DAY C

    class will not meet today
    11
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    12
    DAY E

    class will not meet today; please use the class time to read about The Trojan War (185-200) and create a study guide.
    13
    DAY F
  • HW #14 DUE
  • Trojan War Reading Quiz
  • Trojan War Outline
  • Who's Who Trojan War
  • 14
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    17
    DAY B
  • HW #15 DUE + quiz; discuss Fall
  • Trojan Horse from Troy
  • Trojan Horse: The Chaser
  • The Trojan Women
  • 18
    DAY C
    19
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    20
    DAY E

  • HW #16 DUE
  • 21
    DAY F

  • HW #17 DUE
  • 24
    WINTER RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    25
    WINTER RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    26
    WINTER RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    27
    WINTER RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    28
    WINTER RECESS

    NO SCHOOL

    OCTOBER 2012

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    DAY E
  • HW #5 DUE
  • Greek creation, Prometheus, Epimetheus, Pandora, Ages of Man
  • 2
    DAY F
  • HW #6 DUE
  • Olympian Gods
  • 3
    DAY A


    HONORS PROPOSALS DUE [those interested should have met with me at least twice by now]
    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    4
    DAY B

    Greek Creation/Olympian Gods Quiz (multiple choice and matching)[CK: all quizzes are in make up folder ot take in Eng Office]
  • Act Like A God
  • Welcome, parents!
  • Course Description
  • 5
    DAY C
  • HW #7 DUE
  • Lesser Gods Begin review
  • 8 COLUMBUS DAY
    RECESS
    9
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    10
    DAY E
  • Lesser and Earth Gods Review
  • Fantasia
  • 11
    DAY F


    Lesser and Earth Gods Quiz (Multiple Choice and Matching)
  • Intro to Greek Theater Terms & Euripides' The Bacchae
  • 12
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    15
    DAY B
  • The Bacchae
  • 16
    DAY C

    Greek Theater Quiz
  • Finish The Bacchae
  • 17
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    18
    DAY E

  • The Bacchae
  • Re-Write The Bacchae
  • Underclassmen Yearbook Photos
  • 19
    DAY F
  • Re-Write The Bacchae
  • 22
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    23
    DAY B


    Re-Write The Bacchae DUE printed by start of class or it's late! Presentations
  • Bring Hamilton book
  • The Great Mothers I: Demeter & Eleusis
  • 24
    DAY C

    class will not meet today
    25
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    26
    DAY E
  • HW #8 DUE
  • Bring Hamilton book
  • The Great Mothers I: Demeter & Eleusis
  • Orpheus and Eurydice Quiz (Hamilton 107-110)
  • Animation of Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Orpheus and Eurydice Animation Youtube
  • Student Made Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Re-telling of Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Orpheus and Eurydice Vase Painting Animation
  • Hiroyuki's Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Orpheus and Eurydice Animated Documentary (low budget)
  • 29
    DAY F
  • HW #9 DUE
  • The Great Mothers II: Cybele; Isis
  • 30
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    31
    DAY B

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
  • HW #10 DUE
  • Venus and Adonis Quiz
  • A Walk Through Hades
  • NOV 1
    DAY C
  • Great Mothers
  • NOV 2
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY

    SEPTEMBER 2012

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3

    LABOR DAY
    4
    DAY A

    Welcome back to school!
    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    5
    DAY B

    Intro to Mythology!
  • Course Description
  • Notes: 5 types of creation myths, etiological, eschatological, cosmological
  • 6
    DAY C
  • HW #1 DUE [I have learned about the difficulties because the PW has changed; we will take care of this in class! Sorry!]
  • Please answer the 6 questions now typed or on looseleaf if you weren't able to access the database from home: Creation Myths Database
  • How to Panel Myth
  • 7
    DAY D
    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    10
    DAY E
    Work on Creation Myth Comic
    11
    DAY F

    Work on Creation Myth Comic
    12
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    13
    DAY B

    Class will not meet today :( Sick child at home :(
    14
    DAY C


    Creation Myth Comic DUE @ start of class, printed before class!
    17
    ROSH HASHANAH

    RECESS
    18
    ROSH HASHANAH

    RECESS
    19
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    20
    DAY E
  • State Diagnostic Test
  • Egyptian Big Myth
  • Draw a scene from the myth and write the quote/passage that explains your illustration
  • 21
    DAY F
  • HW #2 DUE

    Summer Reading in Class Writing (1/2 the period): Be able to write lucidly about a literary element/device from your book. Know characters, title, author, etc. (20 points)
  • 24
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    25
    DAY B
  • HW #3 DUE
  • Chinese Myth
  • Creation Comic Presentations
  • 26
    YOM KIPPUR

    RECESS
    27
    DAY C
  • HW #4 DUE
  • Adam and Eve and Lilith
  • Greek creation
  • 28
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY

    MAY 2012

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    30
    DAY A

  • HW #16 DUE: reading quiz pages pages 1-15 in Medea (episode one: up to where Jason enters)
  • 1
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    2
    DAY C

  • Medea
  • 3
    DAY D

  • HW #17 DUE
  • Medea
  • Regents Samples
  • 4
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY F

  • HW #18 DUE: In Class Comparative Essay:
  • The Bacchae and Medea
  • 8
    DAY A
  • HW #19 DUE
  • Jason and the Argonauts clips
  • Perseus
  • Perseus Study Guide
  • 9
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    10
    DAY C
  • HW #20 DUE
  • Theseus
  • Theseus Table
  • Review Theseus
  • Read Daedalus and Icarus (144) and Phaethon (136)
  • 11
    DAY D

  • HW #21 DUE: Hercules
  • Read Atalanta (180)
  • Hero Project (alone or in groups of 3 or less
  • 14
    DAY E
  • HW #22 DUE
  • Work on Hero Project
  • 15
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    16
    DAY A


    Hero Project Due by end of period
    17
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY C


    Poster Pre-Quiz Presentations
  • Heroes Unit Quiz: Jason, Perseus, Theseus, Hercules, Atalanta
  • 21
    DAY D

  • HW #23 DUE
  • Trojan War Quiz
  • 22
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    23
    DAY F

  • HW #24 DUE Odyssey
  • 24
    DAY A

    Odyssey
    25
    STAFF DEVELOPMENT

    NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
    28
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    29
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    30
    DAY C
  • HW #25 DUE: Trojan War, Fall of Troy & Odyssey Quiz
  • Rumpelstilkskin (Grimm)
  • 31
    DAY D

  • HW #26 DUE
  • Rumpelstilkskin (Grimm)
  • The Maiden Without Hands
  • Fairy Tale Elements
  • Grimm's "Hansel and Gretel"
  • Grimm's Little Red Riding Hood
  • Little Red Riding Hood Versions
  • Complete the Little Red Comparative Table
  • June 1
    DAY E

    class does not meet today

    APRIL 2012

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    3
    DAY F

    Update the Bacchae Project Due (100 points)@ start of class!Please have one copy for Ms. G and one for each character reading
  • Bacchae Presentations! (20 points)
  • Orpheus and Eurydice Quiz (107-110)
  • 4
    DAY A
    Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Orpheus and Eurydice Graphic Novel & Animations (see HW Page)
  • Last Day of Marking Period
  • 5
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    6
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    9
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    10
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    11
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    12
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    13
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    16
    DAY C
  • Ceyx and Alcyone, Baucis and Philemon, and Pygamalion & Galatea
  • 17
    DAY F

    HW #13 DUE: Cupid and Psyche quiz
  • Lovers Storyboard Class Assignment (12 points)
  • 18
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    19
    DAY F

    HW #14 DUE
  • The Lovers Project
  • What Kind of Love Is It?
  • 20
    DAY A

    Work on The Lovers Project
    23
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    24
    DAY C

    The Lovers Project DUE! Presentations are today and today only. If absent, be sure that project is delivered by class time or you will lose presentation points. Unprepared students will not have the opportunity to present late.
  • Complete "Dumped" scenario
  • 25
    DAY D
  • HW #15 DUE
  • Jason and the Golden Fleece
  • 26
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    27
    DAY F

    Shakespeare Day! Don your best Shakespearean garb!

    MARCH 2012

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5
    DAY C


    Who's Who on Mount Olympus QUIZ (multiple choice, matching, fill in)
  • Hand in your Who's Who on Mount Olympus
  • Hamilton "The Lesser Gods" (36-38) + worksheet
  • Who's Who Beyond Mt. Olympus
  • 6
    DAY D
  • HW #9 DUE!
  • Lesser Gods, Gods of Earth Review
  • Who's Who Beyond Mt. Olympus
  • Read Hamilton's "The Two Great Gods of Earth" (48-59)
  • Eleusinian Mysteries PowerPoint
  • 7
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    8
    DAY F
  • HW #10 DUE!
  • 9
    DAY A

    Demeter and Eleusinian Mysteries
    12
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY C

    Big Quiz: Lesser, Earth and Hades Unit -- know vocab, gods, notable stories
  • Finish Eleusinian Mysteries
  • 14
    DAY D

  • HW #11 DUE!
  • The Great Mother: Cybele [handout in door for absentees]
  • Venus and Adonis
  • 15
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    Beware of the Ides of March
    16
    DAY F
    Class will not meet today
    19
    DAY A

  • Greek Theater Terms
  • The Bacchae (read up to 197)
  • 20
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY C
  • The Bacchae (covered pages (197-216)
  • 22
    DAY D


    Greek Theater Terms Quiz
  • The Bacchae (covered pages 216- )
  • 23
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY F

    class will not meet today
    27
    DAY A

    Finish The Bacchae
  • Update the Bacchae Project
  • 28
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY C

  • Update the Bacchae Project
  • meet in Business Lab (204)
  • 30
    DAY D

    meet in English Lab (123)
  • Update the Bacchae Project
  • FEBRUARY 2012

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    30
    DAY A

    Welcome to Mythology!
  • Mythology Course Description
  • Intro Notes: Cosmological, Etiological, and Eschatological Myths; 5 types of creation myths (ex nihilo, chaos, union, emergence, earth diver)
  • 31
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    1
    DAY C
  • HW #1 DUE
  • Genesis and Chinese myth handouts
  • Big Myths: Genesis
  • 2
    DAY D

  • HW #2 DUE
  • Discuss Chinese and Egyptian myths
  • Big Myths: Chinese and Egyptian
  • 3
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    6
    DAY F
  • HW #3 DUE
  • Share HW
  • Ancestral Creation Myth Assignment
  • 7
    DAY A
  • HW #4 DUE
  • Creation Myth Comic Assignment
    go to the English Lab
  • 8
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY C
  • HW #5
  • Work on Creation Myth Comic Assignment
  • 10
    DAY D


    Creation Myth Comic Assignment DUE! Please have printed for class
  • Creation Myth Comic Checklist
  • Receive Hamilton Books
  • Greek Creation
  • 13
    DAY E
  • HW #6
    class does not meet today
  • 14
    DAY F
  • HW #6
  • 15
    DAY A
    Study for Quiz
    16
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY C


    Creation Myths Unit Quiz
  • Creation Myth Comic Presentations
  • 20
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    21
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    22
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    23
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    24
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    27
    DAY D
  • Who's Who on Mount Olympus
  • 28
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY F
  • HW #7
  • Finish Who's Who on Mount Olympus + god packets
  • MARCH 1
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    MARCH 2
    DAY B
  • HW #8
  • Writing & Performing God Skits (10 points)
  • APRIL 2011

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    4
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    5
    DAY E

  • Finish The Bacchae
  • 6
    DAY F

    meetinEnglish Lab
  • Work on Hollywood Bacchae
  • 7
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    8
    DAY B

    meet in English lab
  • Finish Hollywood Bacchae
  • 11
    DAY C


    Submit Hollywood play single spaced,landscaped, 2 columns
  • back in classroom, please bring Hamilton
  • Jason and the Golden Fleece Worksheet
  • Jason and Golden Fleece Project
  • 12
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY E

    HW #14 DUE
  • Jason and Golden Fleece Project
  • 14
    DAY F

  • Work on Jason and Golden Fleece Project on your own time
  • 15
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    18
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    19
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    20
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    21
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    22
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    25
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    26
    DAY B

  • Work on Jason and Golden Fleece Project
  • 27
    DAY C

    Jason and Golden Fleece Project DUE
    28
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY E


    Jason Quiz

    FEBRUARY 2011

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    JAN 31
    EXAMS

    1
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    2
    DAY B
  • Mythology Course Description
  • How Did We Get Here?
  • What do you know? What do you want to know?
  • Class notes: definition of myth, legend/saga, fable/fairytale/folklore, cosmogonic, etiological, eschatological, Joseph Campbell, Freud, Jung, Eliade
  • 3
    DAY C
  • HW #1 Due!
  • Creation myths continued: share HW, 5 Types of Creation Myths, Egyptian versions
  • 4
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY E
  • HW #2 Due!
  • Go to Assembly
  • 8
    DAY F
  • Class cancelled :(
  • 9
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    10
    DAY B

  • HW #3 Due!
  • Chinese myth recap
  • Ancestor Creation Project
  • Go to English Lab
  • 11
    DAY C
  • HW #4 Due!
    meet in English lab
  • Ancestor Creation Project
  • 14
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    15
    DAY E
  • HW #4 Due!
  • Meet in English Lab to finish projects
  • Ancestor Creation Project
  • Please hand in short stories by the end of class. Please submit all written parts as one document to turnitin.com
  • 16
    DAY F



    Ancestor Creation Project Presentations! Please submit all written parts as one document to turnitin.com
    17
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY B
  • HW #5 Due!
  • 21
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    22
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    23
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    24
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    25
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!

    LAST HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT!

    Study for the FINAL EXAM

    HW #28

    Read the two fairtales:
  • Hop O' My Thumb
  • Hansel and Gretel

    Write a response with specifics from the stories, organized into paragraphs, please. Create a controlling idea around the idea of how eating drives the story. How do the stories address the eating/starvation/gluttony/cannibalism motif?


    HW #27

    Read The Maiden Without Hands, Rumpelstiltskin, and Donkeyskin. Please answer with thoughts on looseleaf: 1. What patterns does each have? Are they similar? 2. Identify the "good" vs. "evil" characters, if any. 3. What universal truth/theme does this story address? There may be more than one.

    HW #26

    Create an interesting thesis and complete an outline for Independent Film Assignment ESSAY.

    HW #25

    Read the Orpheus section in Hamilton or read the graphic novel format. Here are some study questions. I will not collect these, but you will have a brief quiz on the story. 1.Who is Aristaeus? 2. How is Eurydice killed? 3. Who is Olethros? 4. How does Orpheus die/end? 5. Describe Orpheus' journey. How does he succeed? How does he fail?

    HW #24

    Read the Odyssey section in Hamilton -- pages 211-229. Finish the Odyssey Character Chart. Begin studying for that Big Hero Quiz : Perseus, Theseus, Hercules, Trojan War, Achilles and Odysseus details! Be sure to know the characters that surround these heroes.

    HW #23

    Fall of Troy HW Questions.Read pages 201-210 in Hamilton. Answer with specifics the following: 1. How is Achilles defeated? 2. How and why does Ajax behave madly? 3. What role does Odysseus play in the fall of Troy? 4. How is Odysseus characterized? 5. Describe how the plan of the Trojan Horse. 6. The Trojans are warned by two people about the dangers of the horse. Who warned them and what did they say? 7. Identify each: a. Hecuba b. Andromache c. Astanyax d. Polyxena

    HW #22

    Read The Trojan War section in Hamilton (pages 185-200) OR in an online version. Be able to answer on Loose-leaf to be collected: 1. How does the Judgment of Paris lead to the war? 2. What does "the face taht launched a 1000 ships" mean? 3. Identifysignificance to events/describe: Menelaus, Paris, Helen, Odysseus, Achilles, Hector, Ajax, Andromache, Priam.

    HW #21

    Read Hercules story (pages 167-179). There will be an open NOTE quiz on all THREE heroes next class. As you did with Perseus and Theseus, take notes on 1. What unusual circumstances surround the Hercules' birth, babyhood, and/or childhood? 2. What strengths does he possess? 3. What are his weaknesses or flaws? 4. What challenges/quests/monsters must he face? KNow the twelve labors nad some of other heroic acts...

    HW #20

    Please read about Perseus & Theseus in your Hamilton book (pages 146-166). For each, identify the following: 1. What unusual circumstances surround the hero’s birth, babyhood, and/or childhood? 2. What strengths does the hero possess? 3. What are the hero’s weaknesses or flaws? 4. What challenges/quests/monsters must he face?

    HW #19

    Finish etiological short story you started in class. All stories should be submitted to turnitin.com. Class ID 2661115 and password: surfturk. Please bring a single spaced copy to class. You'll need it for class but I will grade the copy at turnitin.
  • Etiology Myth Assignment

    HW #18

    Read Hyacinth and Adonis Flower myths. Take notes. There will be a tiny open NOTe quiz.

    HW #17

    Over break, find Greek mythology wherever you are! Greek Mythology is Alive and Well. Extra credit if you bring the ad or take a picture (printed and ready to post). This will be the first grade of the new marking period.

    HW #16

    Register with the class at www.turnitin.com/ class id= 2661115; password= surfturk. Study for midterm.

    HW #15

    Finish the play. Review Aristotle's definition of the TRAGIC HERO. Analyze ALL 6parts of the definition and on loose-leaf, prove if Medea or Jason is the tragic hero. [Break down the definition into parts and under each part find specific evidence to support if she fits it or not. ]

    HW #14

    Please complete the worksheet on DRAMATIC IRONY for HW. CJ-- yours is in the folder on the door of B17.

    HW #13

    Read pages 14-25 in the play, Medea. There will be a quiz on this reading! Read carefully, paying close attention to how Medea interacts with Jason, Aegeus, and the Chorus.

    Study Questions for the quiz:
    Episode 2-- Medea meets Jason
    What is the purpose of Medea's encounter with Jason?
    What is Medea's emotional state?
    What does Medea hope to attain?
    What is Medea's strategy?
    Who is the victor of the argument?
    What is the reaction of the Chorus?
    What's your reaction to Medea?
    Episode 3 --Medea meets Aegeus
    What is the purpose of Medea's encounter with Aegeus?
    What is Medea's emotional state?
    What does Medea hope to attain?
    What is Medea's strategy?
    Who is the victor of the converstation?
    What is the reaction of the Chorus?
    What's your reaction to Medea?


    HW #12

    Read pages 123-128 in the Hamilton book and on looseleaf, identify the following: Ino, Athamas, Nephele, Phrixus, Helle, AEetes, Medea, Jason, Pelias, Argonauts, Argos, Harpies, GOlden Ram. There will be an open-note quiz, so read actively! Youwill not be able to use your book!

    HW #11

    Finish reading the play.(We almost finished it in class! I think there's a page or two left). Write a 1 page essay describing the conflict between Zeus and Prometheus. Who do you think is “right” and why? Use text based evidence to support your claim. The close reading exercise today should have helped you collect some of your examples.

    HW #10

    Write a well developed paragraph response: Is Prometheus a true hero? Why or why not? Use text-based evidence from the play that support your position. (Consider what qualities Prometheus possesses, what actions he takes, etc.)

    HW #9

    Please read the Prometheus and Pandora section of Hamilton's Mythology (pages 71-77 ). There will be a short reading quiz at the start of class on the story. STUDY QUESTIONS: 1. What does Prometheus and Epimetheus mean? How is this significant to the story of the creation man? 2. Why does Prometheus give fire to man? 3. Besides giving man fire, Prometheus also gives man ____ which angers Zeus. Why does this anger Zeus? 4. Who is Pandora? Why is she a "punishment" to man? 5. "To open Pandora's box" is an overused cliche. What does it mean? 6. What did Force and Violence do for Zeus? 7. How does Prometheus feel about the punishment Zeus gives him?

    HW #8

    Write a response using specifics/quotes ffrom the play (lines 1-774): Which character, Pentheus or Dionysus, is more unreasonable? Explain.

    HW #7

    Re-read what we've covered so far (lines 1-431) and find THREE EXAMPLES of the opposing forces you were assigned. Brian: look for evidence of old traditions vs. new ways; Diego: look for examples of social order vs. chaos; Areum, please see me ASAP!

    HW #6

    Complete Identifying the Lesser Gods for Friday.

    HW #5

    Finish the Olympian God chart.

    HW #4

    Find a picture/painting and a story that illustrates your god/goddess' symbol/animal/tree. Please bring them in, printed before class!

    HW #3

    Complete whatever was not completed during class for your Creation Myths Presentation next class!

    HW #2

    Complete the worksheet if you didn't in class. Creation Myths Assignment (20 points).

    MAY 2009

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    4
    DAY E

  • Posters/questions/presentations
  • Clash of the Titans (Perseus story, Hollywood style)
  • Independent Film Assignment
  • 5
    DAY F

  • HW #22 DUE
  • Clash of the Titans (excerpts)
  • Trojan War Outline
  • 6
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY B

  • HW #23 DUE
  • Go over Fall of Troy (201-210)
  • Begin Odyssey (pages 211-229)
  • Odyssey Character Chart
  • 8
    DAY C

    CLASS CANCELLED
    11
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY E
  • HW #24 DUE
  • Odyssey
  • 13
    DAY F


    Independent Film Assignment QUESTIONS Due! Please answer throughly in complete sentences.
  • Odyssey graphic novel.
  • Odyssey review
  • Odyssey film (time permitting)
  • 14
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    15
    DAY B


    GIANT HERO QUIZ (know all the details! Perseus, Theseus, Hercules, Achilles, Odysseus), Odyssey, and Trojan War
    18
    DAY C
  • HW #25 DUE
  • Orpheus quiz
  • GROUP DISCUSSION: Tragic Hero vs. Greek Hero vs. Modern Hero vs. Anti-Hero
  • GROUPWORK: Analyzing Heroes Today & Defense
  • Hero Essay Assignment
  • Philip & Diego -- you're a group!
  • GROUP WORK
  • 19
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY E
  • HW #26 DUE
    JUNIORS REGENTS
  • 21
    DAY F

  • Hero Essay Assignment
  • Group presentations
  • 22
    NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

    25
    NO SCHOOL

    MEMORIAL DAY RECESS
    Hero Essay Assignment DUE at turnitin by midnight!!!
    26
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    27
    DAY B

  • Intro to Fairy Tales: Little Red Riding Hood
  • Complete and hand in: Little Red Riding Hood Table
  • 28
    DAY C
  • HW #27 DUE: Maiden Without Hands, Rumpelstiltskin & Donkeyskin quiz
  • IN CLASS: Comparing Tales Chart [If youwere absent: Dan, Philip, Brian, Diego, Mina -- these children's books are in the reference section of our library. Please complete ASAP!]
  • 29
    DAY D


    class does not meet today

    APRIL 2009

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    6
    DAY D

    Offer condolences to Ms. G -- she turned 40 yesterday!
    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY E
  • HW #16 DUE
  • Review for the Mid-Term
  • 8
    DAY F


    Multiple Choice Mythology Mid-Term
    9
    NO SCHOOL!

    RECESS
    10
    NO SCHOOL!

    RECESS
    13
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    14
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    15
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    16
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    17
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    20
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY B
  • HW #17 DUE
  • 22
    DAY C
  • HW #18 DUE
  • Etiology Myth Assignment
  • 23
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    24
    DAY E
  • HW #19 DUE (Etiology Myth Assignment @ turnitin (Class ID 2661115 and PW surfturk); please bring a printed copy for class, single spaced.
  • 27
    DAY F
  • HW #20 DUE
  • Hercules
  • Illustrating Heroes Assignment
  • 28
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY B
  • HW #21 DUE
  • Perseus, Theseus, Hercules quiz & discussion & notes
  • Illustrating Heroes Assignment
  • 30
    DAY C
  • Finish posters
  • MAY 1
    DAY D

    class does not meet today

    MARCH 2009

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2

    SNOW DAY!
    3
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    4
    DAY E


    Identifying the Lesser Gods QUIZ!!!! It's a biggie!
  • A walk through Hell....
  • Intro to Greek Theater
  • Prometheus story (in Hamilton)
  • 5
    DAY F
  • Intro to _The Bacchae_
  • 6
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY B
  • _The Bacchae_
  • NOTES: theme of opposing forces established, dramatic irony, geneology
  • 10
    DAY C
  • HW #7 DUE
  • Share back HW
  • Wisdom can only be attained through suffering
  • Lines 1-774)
  • 11
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY E
  • The Bacchae
  • What causes someone to abuse their power?
  • 13
    DAY F
  • HW #8 DUE
  • PLEASE BRING HAMILTON BOOK!
  • Finish The Bacchae
  • Re-Write The Bacchae
  • 16
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY B
  • HW #9 DUE
  • PLEASE BRING HAMILTON BOOK!
  • Intro to Prometheus Bound
  • 18
    DAY C

    CLASS CANCELLED
    19
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY E
  • HW #10 DUE
  • Prometheus Bound
  • 23
    DAY F
    class cancelled
    24
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    25
    DAY B
  • HW #11 DUE
  • Intro to Medea (read pages 1-14)
  • NOTES: How people react to betrayal, themes, characterization of Medea
  • FILM CLIP: MEDEA
  • 26
    DAY C
  • HW #12 DUE
  • Quiz on pages 125-128
  • 27
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    30
    DAY E
  • HW #13 DUE
  • Medea
  • 31
    DAY F
  • Medea
  • APRIL 1
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    APRIL 2
    DAY B
  • HW #14 DUE
  • Finish Medea
  • APRIL 3
    DAY C
  • HW #15 DUE
  • Mid-Term
  • You may use your notes/book/plays/Internet to complete The Study Scavenger Hunt
  • FEBRUARY 2009

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    3
    DAY B
  • Welcome! Course Description, Policies, Expectations
  • Intro to the types of stories. Freud, Jung's archteypes, Oedipus story (notes)
  • 4
    DAY C
  • HW #1 DUE
  • Genesis Story
  • 5
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    6
    DAY E
  • Creation Myths Assignment
  • 9
    DAY F
  • HW #2 DUE
  • Creation Myths Presentation
  • 10
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    11
    DAY B
  • HW #3 DUE
  • Work Creation Myths Presentation
  • 12
    DAY C
  • Presentations: Creation Myths Presentation
  • Who's Who on Mt. Olympus
  • 13
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    16
    NO SCHOOL!

    RECESS
    17
    NO SCHOOL!

    RECESS
    18
    NO SCHOOL!

    RECESS
    19
    NO SCHOOL!

    RECESS
    20
    NO SCHOOL!

    RECESS
    23
    DAY E
  • HW #4 DUE
  • Who's Who on Mt. Olympus
  • 24
    DAY F
  • HW #5 DUE: Who's Who on Mt. Olympus 30 question QUIZ! (Multiple choice)
  • Archetypes: Go over your PMAI/ 12 archetypes
  • Great Mother Archetype
  • Demeter story (in Hamilton)
  • 25
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY B
  • HW #6 DUE TOMORROW (you m ay work with partner/s
  • Eleusinian Mysteries
  • Egyptian Isis and Osiris story
  • Cybele and Attis
  • 27
    DAY C
  • HW #6 DUE TOMORROW
  • Identifying the Lesser Gods discussion
  • MAY 2008

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    6
    DAY E


    IN CLASS: submit 1 rough from peer edit day + all the peer edits; Submit your final draft of your essay to turnitin.com by 3 PM today. I will not grade essays that have not submitted rough and peer edits. [If you never registered: the class ID is: 2157480 and the password is: surfturk]
  • meet in the class today; bring Hamilton book, please
  • Perseus, Theseus, and Hercules
  • 7
    DAY F

  • HW #21 DUE
  • Work on Life Size Hero Project
  • 8
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY B

  • Hero presentations
  • HW #22 DUE: Quiz on the heroes!
  • Lesser Myths Project
  • 12
    DAY C
  • HW #23 DUE
  • meet in 123 to work on Lesser Myths Project
  • 13
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    14
    DAY E
  • HW #24 DUE
    meet in 123 to work on Lesser Myths Project
  • 15
    DAY F


    Lesser Myths Project DUE (Presentations)
    16
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    19
    DAY B
  • HW #24 DUE
  • FINAL PROJECT: Character Study Portfolio
  • Intro to Fairy Tales / Fairy Tale Elements
  • 20
    DAY C
  • HW #25 DUE: Grimm's Cinderella Quiz
  • meet in the library
  • Cinderella: History
  • GROUP WORK: Cinderella Group Work Assignment [hand in at end of period] {Ruthie, DJ, Stephen: please see Ms. Herz, choose one of the children's books, and complete on your own}
  • Fairy Tale Elements
  • Perrault's Cinderella
  • 21
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    22
    DAY E
  • HW #26 DUE: Reading Quiz on: The Maiden Without Hands & "Rumpelstiltskin"
  • Little Red Riding Hood (multiple versions) Fairy Tale Elements
  • 23
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL (for students)!
    26
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    27
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    28
    DAY F
  • HW #27 DUE
  • Fairy Tale Study Chart
  • Gluttony as a fairytale motif
  • Charles Perrault's "Hop o' My Thumb"
  • Grimm's "Hansel and Gretel"
  • Otik
  • Review for Final Exam
  • 29
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    30
    DAY B
  • HW #28 DUE
  • Otik
  • Review for Final Exam
  • Fairy Tale Study Chart
  • APRIL 2008

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    MARCH 31
    DAY B
  • HW #13 DUE: Orpheus and Eurydice quiz
  • The Bacchae
  • 1
    DAY C
  • HW #14 DUE
  • 2
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    3
    DAY E

  • HW #15 DUE
  • 4
    DAY F


    MID TERM EXAM
    7
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    8
    DAY B
  • Go over mid-term
  • Scavnger Hunt for extra ORP [if you were absent, you will still be responsible for the handout -- in door]
  • 9
    DAY C

  • HW #16 DUE
  • Medea
  • Medea Study Questions
  • Medea reading quiz
  • 10
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    11
    DAY E
  • Class cancelled
  • 14
    DAY F
  • HW #17 DUE
  • Medea
  • Medea Study Questions
  • 15
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    16
    DAY B
  • HW #17 DUE

    Vocabulary Quiz on Atlas to Zephyr Vocabulary handout
  • Euripides' Plays: The Comparative Essay
  • Generic Outline
  • Medea
  • 17
    DAY C
  • Euripides' Plays: The Comparative Essay
  • Generic Outline
  • Finish Medea: hand in Medea Study Questions today or tomorrow without penalty
  • 18
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    21
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    22
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    23
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    24
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    25
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    28
    DAY E


  • HW #18 DUE: Outline w/ interesting thesis Due
  • 29
    DAY F
  • HW #19 DUE: intro + 1st body paragraphs due
  • 30
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    MAY 1
    DAY B

  • HW #20 DUE
  • meet in science lab
  • Don't forget: your essay is written in PRESENT TENSE
  • Show Verbs
  • Heads Up:Character Study FINAL PROJECT (Due June 9th)
  • MAY 2
    DAY C


    Euripides' Plays: The Comparative Essay DUE!!! Bring TWO COPIES double spaced printed before class, be on time and the WHOLE CLASS GETS AN EXTRA ORP!!! [If you are absent, make sure that you email me your final draft at vgokturk@portnet.k12.ny.us and the class may still get an ORP]
  • Peer Editing for Literary Analysis [all students, present or not, are responsible to peer edit TWO student works and have their own essay peer edited by two students]
  • MARCH 2008

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY C
  • Troy
  • 4
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    5
    DAY E
  • Finish Troy
  • 6
    DAY F
  • Finish Troy
  • Greek Tragedy Terms
  • Aristotle's Poetics
  • The Trojan Women
  • 7
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    10
    DAY B


    Greek Tragedy Terms Quiz! [Xeroxed handout]
  • The Trojan Women
  • 11
    DAY C
  • The Trojan Women
  • 12
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY E

    Quiz on lines 1-965
  • The Trojan Women
  • 14
    DAY F

    Quiz on lines 965-end Trojan Women
  • Nine Minute Trojan Women [nice job, class!]
  • 17
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY B
  • HW #9 DUE
  • Odyssey
  • Odyssey Characters
  • Don't forget your book!!!
  • Odyssey film
  • 19
    DAY C
  • HW #10 DUE
  • Odyssey Characters
  • The Odyssey Quiz
  • Don't forget your book!!!
  • Odyssey film
  • 20
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    21
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    24
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    25
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY E
  • HW #11 DUE
  • "Two Great Gods of Earth" 948-64)
  • Isis, Cybele, eat cereal
  • 10 minutes Odyssey film
  • 27
    DAY F
  • HW #12 DUE: quiz on reading
  • Walk through Hades (and take notes!)
  • Demeter & Dionysus
  • The Bacchae
  • Eleusinian Mysteries
  • 28
    DAY A


    class does not meet today

    FEBRUARY 2008

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    JAN 28
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    JAN 29
    DAY B
  • Intro to the course
  • JAN 30
    DAY C
  • HW #1 Due!
  • King James Creation
  • Greek Theogyny
  • JAN 31
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    FEB 1
    DAY E
  • HW #2 Due!
  • Share creation stories
  • Big Myth Assignment
  • 4
    DAY F
  • Big Myth Assignment
  • meet in lab
  • Guidelines for the Creation Myth Poster (40 points)
  • 5
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    6
    DAY B
  • HW #3 Due!
  • Big Myth Assignment
  • meet in lab
  • Guidelines for the Creation Myth Poster (40 points)
  • 7
    DAY C
  • HW #3 Due!
  • meet in classroom to assemble poster
  • Guidelines for the Creation Myth Poster
  • Assemble poster
  • Peer Grading the Poster
  • God Handout Assignment
  • 8
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    11
    DAY E
  • HW #4 Due!

    Poster Walk-Throughs and Presentations
  • Intro to the Greek Gods
  • God Handout Assignment
  • 12
    DAY F
  • HW #5 Due!
  • Study Chart: Who's Who in Greek Mythology
  • 13
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    14
    DAY B
  • HW #6 Due!
  • God Handout Assignment DUE!!!!
  • Share
  • Study Chart: Who's Who in Greek Mythology
  • Elements of Greek Tragedy
  • Prometheus Bound
  • Before you leave school today, please pick up a packet of the handouts on my desk in the English office (not required but will help you study!)
  • 15
    DAY C

    30 Question QUIZ on pages 1 & 2 (The Primary Gods -- "Olympians"):Study Chart: Who's Who in Greek Mythology
  • Packets, lesser gods
  • 18
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    19
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    20
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    21
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    22
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    25
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY E
  • HW #8 Due!
  • Go over HW #8
  • Trojan War Outline
  • 27
    DAY F


    Quiz on pages 3,4,5 (The "Lesser Gods/Characters"): Who's Who in Greek Mythology
  • Trojan War Outline
  • Who's Who in the Trojan War
  • GROUPWORK: Tableaus/skits about the Trojan War
  • 28
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY B


    Trojan War QUIZ
  • Troy
  • FALL 2007

    DECEMBER 2007

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY D
  • HW #12 DUE: Reading #3 (Till We Have Faces Reading Schedule)
  • Finish "Cupid and Psyche" reading in Hamilton; return Hamilton books
  • Illustrating Characters in Till We Have Faces Assignment (35 points: if absent, complete on your own -- choose one character)
  • 4
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    5
    DAY F

  • HW #13 DUE: Reading #4 (Till We Have Faces Reading Schedule)
  • 6
    DAY A
  • HW #14 DUE: Reading #5 (Till We Have Faces Reading Schedule)
  • 7
    DAY B


    class does not meet today
    10 DAY C
  • HW #15 DUE: Reading #6 (Till We Have Faces Reading Schedule)
  • 11
    DAY D
  • HW #16 DUE: Reading #7 (Till We Have Faces Reading Schedule)
  • 12
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY F
  • HW #17 DUE: Reading #8 (Till We Have Faces Reading Schedule)
  • Happy Bday to Brendan!
  • 14
    DAY A


    Final Project Proposal DUE!
  • HW #18 DUE: Reading #9 (Till We Have Faces Reading Schedule)
  • 17
    DAY B


    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY C
  • HW #19 DUE: Reading #10 (Till We Have Faces Reading Schedule)
  • Multi-Genre Essay: Love in Medea and Till We Have Faces In-Class Essay Assignment
  • 19
    DAY D


    In Class Essay Test: Till We Have Faces & Medea [Hint: the topic will be LOVE]
  • Multi-Genre Essay: Love in Medea and Till We Have Faces In-Class Essay Assignment
  • 20
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY F
  • Intro to Fairy Tales
  • Folklore & Fairy Tale Elements
  • Rumpelstilkskin (Grimm)
  • The Maiden Without Hands
  • 24
    RECESS!

    25
    RECESS!

    26
    RECESS!

    27
    RECESS!

  • Happy Bday to Chris!
  • 28
    RECESS!

  • Happy Bday to Sam O. (tomorrow)!
  • NOVEMEBER 2007

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5DAY E

    class does not meet today
    6
    DAY F

  • CLASS CANCELLED: family emergency for Ms. G
  • 7
    DAY A

  • Trojan Women
  • 8
    DAY B


    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY C

  • FIELD TRIP to Queensborough Community College for Trojan Women
  • Happy Bday to Sam W (tomorrow)!
  • 12
    RECESS

    VETERANS DAY
    13
    DAY D
  • Orpheus and Eurydice -- lots and lots of class notes!
  • 14
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    15
    DAY F
  • HW #8 DUE
  • Modern Orpheus interpretations: poem + graphic novel + film
  • 16
    DAY A
  • Final Project Options
  • Black Orpheus
  • 19
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY C
  • HW #9 DUE:Jason and Medea Reading Questions
  • MEDEA
  • 21
    DAY D
  • MEDEA
  • Medea Discussion Questions
  • 22
    RECESS

    THANKSGIVING!
    23
    RECESS

    FOOD COMA DAY!
    26
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    27
    DAY F
  • HW #10 DUE:Medea Discussion Questions
  • MEDEA
  • Till We Have Faces Reading Schedule
  • 28
    DAY A
  • PNA Survey
  • Read "Cupid and Psyche" in Hamilton
  • Medea
  • 29
    DAY B


    class does not meet today
    30
    DAY C
  • Finish Medea video
  • Quiz on reading #2
  • HW #11 DUE: Reading #2 (Till We Have Faces Reading Schedule)
  • OCTOBER 2007

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
  • Happy Bday to George!
  • 2
    DAY F


    Greek God Poster Due: Presentations and Walk-through
  • Who's Who on Mt. Olympus
  • 3
    DAY A

  • Who's Who on Mt. Olympus
  • Students make up quiz questions
  • 4
    DAY B


    class does not meet today
    5
    DAY C


    Who's Who on Mt. Olympus Quiz!!! Be sure to know the greek and Roman names where applicable, powers, symbols, myths highlighted)
  • Intro to Greek Tragedy (notes) -->Prometheus Bound
  • 8 RECESS
    NO SCHOOL
    9
    DAY D

  • HOMEWORK #5 DUE

    GREEK DRAMA TERMS QUIZ
  • Plagiarism Contract
  • Pandora's story + Zeus' punishment
  • read Prometheus Bound through line 200ish. Take active notes on TYRANNY and REBELLION evidence
  • 10
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    11
    DAY F

  • Students who received less than 70% on the Who's Who on Mt. Olympus Quiz will RETAKE it (will be averaged with first quiz)
  • Continue Prometheus Bound (new version)
  • 12
    DAY A

  • HOMEWORK #6 DUE
  • Prometheus Bound
  • 15
    DAY B


    class does not meet today
    16
    DAY C
  • Finish play
  • 17
    DAY D

  • Work on groupwork handout for essay
  • Prometheus Bound Pre-Essay Assignment
  • 18
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    19
    DAY F

  • HOMEWORK #7 DUE
  • How to Outline
  • Begin?? In class essay on Prometheus Bound
  • 22
    DAY A
  • In class essay --> submit to turnitin.com by the end of the period; class ID is: 1985088 and the password is: surfturk
  • 23
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    24
    DAY C

  • Happy Bday to Justine!
  • ID lesser gods
  • ID the Lesser Gods
  • Lockdown info
  • 25
    DAY D

  • Id Lesser Gods
  • ID the Lesser Gods
  • Welcome to Hell: Intro to Demeter and Bacchus
  • 26
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY F


    Lesser Gods Quiz!
  • Hell, continued
  • Demeter, Eleusinian Mysteries
  • 30
    DAY A
  • Egyptian story of Isis and Osiris
  • Dionysus
  • The Bacchae
  • 31
    DAY B


    class does not meet today
    NOV 1
    DAY C

  • The Bacchae
  • Game Project (Mention that you saw this assignment at the start of class tomorrow, and I will give you EC)
  • NOV 2
    DAY D

  • The Bacchae
  • September 2007

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    NO SCHOOL

    Labor Day
    4
    5
    DAY A


    Welcome Back!
  • Intro
  • Happy Bday to Sydney!
  • 6
    DAY B


    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY C

  • HOMEWORK #1 DUE
  • Summer Reading In Class Written Response
  • Recommended assignment: How Did We Get Here?
  • Technical problems :-(
  • 10
    DAY D

  • Genesis Creation Story
  • Greek Creation
  • Complete: Creation Myth Worksheet I (Genesis and Theogony)
  • Genesis
  • Greek Creation Story (Theogony)
  • In the lab: begin Creation Myths From Around the World ; use The Big Myth Page to answer...
  • 11
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY F

  • In the lab
  • The Big Myth Page -- ON THE BACK: Review the five myths we covered. What observations can you make about the stories? Explain what similarities you find and comment on the differences: what do they tell us?
  • Complete and hand in this assignment by the end of the period
  • Time permitting, start: Write Your Own Creation Myth Assignment
  • 13
    No School

    RECESS!
    14
    No School

    RECESS!
    17
    DAY A

  • HOMEWORK #2 DUE (TYPED, PRINTED and EMAILED)
  • DO NOW: Hand in hard copy of story for HW credit!
  • Turn your myth into an "animated" PowerPoint!
  • Creation Myth Animation Presentation Guidelines
  • 18
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
  • Happy Bday to Arianna!
  • Creation Myth Animation Presentation Guidelines
  • 19
    DAY C

  • Work on PowerPoint
  • Creation Myth Animation Presentation Guidelines
  • 20
    DAY D


    CREATION MYTH PRESENTATIONS TODAY (project grade 100 pts)
    (meet in class room)
    21
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    24
    DAY F
  • Creation Myths -- Presentations continued
  • 25
    DAY A
  • Last few presentations
  • Greek Gods Family Tree (Simplified)
  • Greek Gods Family Tree (Detailed)
  • 26
    DAY B


    class does not meet today
    27
    DAY C

  • HOMEWORK #3 DUE
  • Greek God Poster
  • 28
    DAY D

  • Happy Bday to Spencer (tomorrow)!
  • HOMEWORK #4 DUE
  • Work on poster
  • 2006

    Bring Hamilton's Mythology every day!

    MAY 2006

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    DAY E

  • HW #23 DUE!

    Vocab Quiz 1-21 (see Xerox handout)
  • Constellations
  • 2
    DAY F


    Vocab Quiz 22-42 (see Xerox handout)
  • HW #23 (PART II) DUE!
  • Hercules Quiz
  • NOTES: Characeristics of the Hero Story, Hercules
  • 3
    DAY A



    class does not meet today
    4
    DAY B

  • HW #24 DUE!
  • Perseus Quiz
  • Illustrating Hero Assignment (30 points) (Those absent must complete independently)
  • 5
    DAY C

  • HW #25 DUE!
  • Quiz on Illiad (NOT open-note) (61-76 in Trojan War packet or find in Hamilton)
  • Finish and Present Illustrating Hero Assignment (30 points) (those absent must complete independtly)
  • Class Notes: the three heroes, quests/monsters, characterization
  • 8 DAY D


    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY E

  • HW #26 DUE!
  • Quiz on Odyssey (NOT open-note)
  • 10
    DAY F

  • HW #27 DUE!
  • Quiz on Aeneid
  • Odyssey Characters: Keep track and complete list as you watch film
  • 11
    DAY A



    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY B

  • Odyssey Characters: Keep track and complete list as you watch film
  • 15
    DAY C


    Notebooks Collected: REVIEW YOUR NOTES to be sure they are neat, clearly labeled, all present!
    16
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY E

  • Finish film and hand inOdyssey Characters (if you were absent for any film days, it's all in the readings)
  • Last Day to submit Extra Credit Project Proposal
  • Introduction to the Fairy Tale
  • Folklore & Fairy Tale Elements
  • Rumpelstilkskin (Grimm)
  • The Maiden Without Hands
  • 18
    DAY F

  • HW #28 DUE + QUIZ
  • Little Red Riding Hood (multiple versions)
  • Little Red Riding Comparative Chart
  • milk & cookies & juice; story time (no cookies for Laurence)
  • See MS. Herz in library if you were absent: Preston, Dominique, Kayla, Shante
  • Here's a preview for Monday: The Fairy Tale Project
  • 19
    DAY A



    class does not meet today
    22
    DAY B

  • HW #29 DUE
    Analysis of the four Little Red versions DUE
  • Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
  • Fairy Tale Project
  • Go over essay requirements
  • Meet in library
  • 23
    DAY C
  • Meet in library
  • Fairy Tale Project
  • 24
    DAY D



    class does not meet today
    25
    DAY E

  • meet in the English Lab (123)[please note The Lab Rubric -- you will receive a lab grade each day]
  • Fairy Tale Project
  • Review List for Final Exam
  • 26
    NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

    STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY
    29
    No SCHOOL

    MEMORIAL DAY
    30
    DAY F


    DRAFT OF ESSAY DUE: see HW #30 for details
  • meet in the English Lab (123)[please note The Lab Rubric -- you will receive a lab grade each day]
  • Fairy Tale Project
  • 31
    DAY A



    class does not meet today
    JUNE 1
    DAY B

  • meet in the English Lab (123)[please note The Lab Rubric -- you will receive a lab grade each day]
  • Fairy Tale Project
  • JUNE 2
    DAY C



    DRAFT OF SHORT STORY DUE: see HW #31 for details
  • meet in the English Lab (123)[please note The Lab Rubric -- you will receive a lab grade each day]
  • Fairy Tale Project
  • APRIL 2006

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY D



    class does not meet today
  • New marking period,new ORPs
  • 4
    DAY E


    EXAM TODAY! Please bring pen and pencil
    5
    DAY F
    It's Ms. G's birthday!!!
  • HW #19 DUE!
  • 6
    DAY A



    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY B

  • HW #19 DUE!
  • JOURNAL #6
  • Read Orpheus & Eurydice story in Hamilton
  • Graphic Novel Handout
  • Notes covered: story elements, themes, symbols
  • 10 DAY C
  • HW #20 DUE!
  • Meet in little theater
  • 11
    DAY D



    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY E

  • Meet in little theater
  • 13
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    14
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    17
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    18
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    19
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    20
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    21
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    24
    DAY F

  • Etiological Stories
  • Etiological Myth In-Class Assignment
  • 25
    DAY A



    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY B

  • HW #21 DUE + QUIZ
  • Myths: Echo & Narcissus, Phaeton (136-39); review: Pyramus & Thisbe, Venus & Adonis, Hyacinth. NOTES: emotions and explanations
  • 27
    DAY C

  • HW #22 DUE!
  • Read Midas (292-293), Ceyx & Alcyone (110-112)
  • NOTES: What does each story explain? What emotions are illustrated
  • Share Etiological Myth In-Class Assignment
  • Zodiac & Planets
  • 28
    DAY D



    class does not meet today

    MARCH 2006

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Feb. 27
    DAY C

  • Finish presentations
  • Intro to the Greeks
  • Listen and take notes on Greek Creation
  • Feb 28
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    1
    DAY E

  • HW #7 DUE
  • Quiz on Who's Who on Mt. Olympus
  • Work on HW #8: The Lesser Gods
  • 2
    DAY F

  • HW #8 DUE
  • Notebooks collected (late NBs will lose 5 pts a day)
  • Quiz on the The Lesser Gods
  • Middle States Survey
  • 3
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    6
    DAY B

  • HW #9 DUE
  • Evslin book
  • Act Out Like an Olympian Group Work
  • 7
    DAY C

  • HW #10 DUE
  • work on skits
  • 8
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY E
  • HW #11 DUE
  • quiz & skits
  • 10
    DAY F

  • HW #12 DUE
  • JOURNAL #1
  • Class notes covered: Greek & Roman writers, Aeschylus bio, 3 Versions of Creation(Man), Pandora's Box, Prometheus Gifts
  • Prometheus Bound: read lines 1-128
  • 13
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    14
    DAY B

  • HW #13 DUE
  • JOURNAL #2
  • Prometheus Bound: lines 128-470
  • Class notes covered: Archetypes, Themes
  • 15
    DAY C

  • HW #14 DUE
  • JOURNAL #3
  • Prometheus Bound: lines 470-640
  • Notes covered: Io, Key Roles, Prometheus Family, Poetics
  • 16
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY E

  • HW #15 DUE
  • Prometheus Bound: lines 640-end
  • There will be a quiz on this section at the end of class
  • Notes covered: Prometheus, Zeus, Chorus, Io
  • 20
    DAY F

  • HW #16 DUE
  • JOURNAL #4
  • Quiz on Demeter and Dionysus
  • Eschatology Unit Intro: Demeter, Dionysus, Orpheus
  • Eleusinian Mysteries
  • 21
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    22
    DAY B

  • HW #17 DUE
  • Eleusinian Mysteries cont.
  • 23
    DAY C

  • HW #18 DUE
  • Walk Through Hell (handout)
  • Attis & Cybele (handout)
  • Bacchae intro
  • Notes covered: Underworld, Cybele, Dionysus associations, Euripides bio
  • 24
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    27
    DAY E

  • The Bacchae: lines 1-270
  • 28
    DAY F

  • STUDY FOR EXAM
  • The Bacchae: lines 270-714
  • 29
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    30
    DAY B

  • STUDY FOR EXAM
  • The Bacchae: lines 714-
  • 31
    DAY C

  • STUDY FOR EXAM
  • February 2006

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Jan 30
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    Jan 31
    DAY B

  • Course Description
  • About Absences
  • 1
    DAY C

    HOMEWORK #1 DUE
  • Isis and Osiris
  • 2
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    3
    DAY E

    HOMEWORK #2 DUE
  • Isis and Osiris (cont.)
  • 6
    DAY F

    HOMEWORK #3 DUE
  • Discuss Egyptian Family Tree
  • Babylonian Creation Myth
  • Babylonian Creation Story
  • Babylonian Handout
  • 7
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    8
    DAY B

  • HOMEWORK #4 DUE
  • Adam and Eve and Lilith
  • Chinese Creation
  • Ugandan Creation
  • 9
    DAY C

  • HOMEWORK #5 DUE
  • Observations about Creation Stories
  • 10
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    13
    SNOW DAY! No School.
    14
    DAY E

  • HOMEWORK #6 DUE
  • Observations about Creation Stories
  • 15
    DAY F

  • HOMEWORK #6 DUE
  • Observations about Creation Stories
  • 16
    DAY A

    Honors Proposal Due [be sure you met with Ms. G BEFORE today!]
    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY B


    Observations about Creation Stories Poster Presentations (100 points)
    20
    NO SCHOOL

    Recess
    21
    NO SCHOOL

    Recess
    22
    NO SCHOOL

    Recess
    23
    NO SCHOOL

    Recess
    24
    NO SCHOOL

    Recess

    HW #32

    JUNIORS: Complete the Study Guide for Literature three times, each one for a different work of literature. This is for your Regents prep. 10 pts per sheet = 30 pts.

    ALL STUDENTS: I was so sorry to have missed your presentations. Please make sure to save your PowerPoints in the V drive; you need special access rights to this. If you have not already received the rights or saved it to the V drive, please do so RIGHT AWAY because I will grade your illustrations here. See Ms. Baglio in the English lab if you haven't already. Also, make sure both the essay and the story are submitted to turnitin.com. Create a student ID, log in and our class ID is 1537787 and our password is "gokturk" (all lower case). Don't copy and paste; it doesn't always read it. This is worth 25 points. [NB. You will also sumbit your creative story @25 points also.] ONLY the following students have fulfilled this part of the requirement: Julia, Catherine A., Dan R., Katharine S.. While other names are in the list, no assignments have been posted. I have changed the rights to allow you to submit them: a new class has been created: 1537787. Please do so by Monday 6/12. And who the heck is Sexy Boi? There is no name associated with this account so this account has been deleted (only the story was posted; no essay was posted).

    HW #31

    Please hand in the draft to your STORY from the first person POV of one character in your fairy tale.See NUMBER 4 --->Fairy Tale Project.

    ALL STUDENTS WILL SUBMIT THE STORY to turnitin.com.

    HW #30

    Please hand in the draft to your Analytical Essay (the Introduction to your book), double spaced. See NUMBER 3 --->Fairy Tale Project.

    ALL STUDENTS WILL SUBMIT THE ESSAY to turnitin.com. Create a student ID, log in and our class ID is 1526674 and our password is "gokturk" (all lower case). Don't copy and paste; it doesn't always read it. This is worth 25 points. [NB. You will also sumbit your creative story @25 points also.]

    THE FINAL IS JUNE 7. Start reviewing --->Review List for Final Exam

    HW #29

    Use the Little Red Riding Comparative Chart you completed from class to write Analysis of the four Little Red versions COMPOSITION (30 pts) -- written or typed. Develop a theory about what the story teaches or describes.

    Stumped? Consider: What does the wolf symbolize in the tale? Does its meaning vary from version to version? Does the wolf represent something outside of us, or something inside of us? What does the hood represent? How does gender play a part in internalizing the tale's message? What is dangerous? What should children fear? Girl children? etc.

  • If you were absent, please see Ms. Herz in the library to read the story versions we discussed.
  • Correction on the handout: The Middle Ages story is FRENCH not ITALIAN!

    HW #28

    Read Rumpelstilkskin (Grimm) & The Maiden Without Hands. You are responsible for the Folklore & Fairy Tale Elements in each story.

    EXTRA CREDIT OPTION

    Write (typed, please; single space OK) a proposal for an extra credit project that explores mythology in a creative way. Your project must include research (or the reading of a novel/play), creativity, original analysis/writing (absolutely no copy & paste projects accepted), and a presentation/illustration element.

    If you would like some suggestions for fiction that is influenced/inspired/retells myths, please ask. Here are some titles/authors/ideas:

  • Trace a Motif in Myths
  • Research Heinrich Schliemann's Troy
  • Mythology in Star Wars (or other films: choose at least 2 films to analyze/compare)
  • Analyze the Hero in Comics/Film in Relation to Greek Hero
  • Analysis of Greek Mythology in Art (choose era or myth to explore)
  • Myths in Music (opera/ballet)
  • The Power of Myth (Joseph Campbell)
  • Carl Jung & Archetypes
  • True History (Lucian) [first sci-fi text written 120 AD -- funny]
  • The Centaur in the Garden (Moacyr Scliar)
  • Till We Have Faces (CS Lewis)
  • Andre Gide (Theseus)
  • Check out Greek Mythology in the Classroom Links for further ideas.

    HW #27

    Read The Aeneid summary in Trojan War handout (89-98). Know the material for a reading quiz. This is NOT an open-note quiz, but I highly recommend that you take study notes as you read so you can review and study. If you were absent and don't have the packet (or lost it) the story is also in Hamilton.

    HW #26

    Read The Odyssey summary in Trojan War handout (76-85). Know the material for a reading quiz. Focus on: Odysseus as hero and trickster (characterization), monsters, journey. This is NOT an open-note quiz, but I highly recommend that you take study notes as you read so you can review and study. If you were absent and don't have the packet (or lost it) the story is also in Hamilton.

    If you were absent, you are still responsible for Illustrating Hero Assignment (30 points) to be completed on your own.

    HW #25

    Read pages 61-77 in the handout on the Trojan War you were given in class. Know the material for a reading quiz. Focus on the causes of the war, Achilles' story, Hector, and commentary. This is NOT an open-note quiz, but I highly recommend that you take study notes as you read so you can review and study. If you were absent and don't have the packet (or lost it) the story is also in Hamilton.

    If you were absent, you are still responsible for Illustrating Hero Assignment (30 points) to be completed on your own.

    HW #24

    Read the Perseus story (pages 146-154) in Hamilton. Take study notes for an open note quiz. Note: unusual birth, heroic victories, and be able to identify the parts of the story that fit the class notes on "Characteristics of the Hero Story."

    HW #23

    PART I
    Study for vocab quiz 1-21. KNow the greek myth root and the modern usage. There will be matching and fill-ins.

    PART II
    Read pages 166-179 in Hamilton -- the story of Hercules. TAKE STUDY NOTES clearly labeled in your notebook. Focus on Hercules' characterization (What kind of guy is he? What is he like? List evidence as you come about it.), his crimes (what bad things has he done?), and his 12 labors (detail the names of the monsters and battles in each). You will be given an open-note quiz.

    Be sure to bring book to class.

    HW #22

    Research your zodiac sign and two others of your choice (maybe your best friends’ or parents’ or siblings’). 1. For each of the three signs, summarize the story and explain how the sign’s symbol came to be. 2. Also, explain the characteristics associated with each.

    Here are some good starting places, although you might find better sites on your own. Read through the sites to cull together as much information about the root of your signs.

    1. Naming the Constellations: http://astrology.about.com/cs/basics/l/aa110200a.htm
    2. The Fixed Stars: http://astrology.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.winshop.com.au/annew/cons0.htm
    3. Signs of the Zodiac: http://mizian.com.ne.kr/englishwiz/library/names/zodiac/signs_of_zodiac.htm
    4. Astronomy in Myth: http://members.aol.com/jimb3d/astro.html

    Begin studying first 21 vocab words for quiz on Monday. You will need to identify the mythological meaning and its use today. 22-42 will be quizzed on Tuesday. Each quiz will be made up of matching and fill ins with a word bank where words may be used more than once.

    HW #21

    Read pages 89-95 and 105-107 in Hamilton’s Mythology. Using the Internet (an image search in Google), find a picture (color if possible) of each of the following: a) narcissus flower, b) hyacinth flower, c) adonis flower, and d) mulberry fruit. 1. Clip or copy and paste onto your HW clearly labeled. How does each flower/fruit resemble the story about it? In other words, how does it illustrate qualities of the youth(s) and/or story? 2. How is the flower Narcissus associated with Persephone? 3. In the other version of the Narcissus story, how is the phenomenon of echo explained? 4. Why is Adonis turned into a flower? 5. What is the tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe’s story? Does it sound familiar? Please explain.

    BE ABSOLUTELY sure to have your Hamilton book with you in class! We will be using it a lot in the days to come.

    If youwere absent, please complete the Etiological Myth In-Class Assignment and hand it in next class.

    HW #20

    Read the Orpheus graphic novel handout. We will discuss the artist's version. Are you artistic? You may want to do something like this for your final project (to be discussed after break).

    HW #19

    Bring your Hamilton book to class. We are reading Orpheus' story...

    Study for Exam! Exam is Tuesday APril 4!

    Study for exam for Tuesday. The Exam will cover: Egyptian Creation story, Babylonian Creation story, 12 Olympian Gods [see quiz you took], Lesser Gods [see quiz and list of names], Greek Creation of Cosmos and Man, Greek Tragedy Elements & Definitions (catharsis, hero, hubris, tragic flaw, dramatic irony), Prometheus Bound (themes, characterization, conflict), Aeschylus bio & Euripides bio, the Underworld (parts of Hades), Terms/concepts/vocabulary of key points (cosmogony, eschatology, etiology, etc.), Demeter story, Eleusinian Mysteries, Dionysus story, The Bacchae (themes, characterization, conflict).

    The exam will be multiple choice and short answer. You should have a solid understanding of these materials.

    The best study method is the use of flashcards for names, descriptions, and symbols. Group study also helps!

    If you would like participate in the exam creation, submit fair multiple choice or short answer questions to me by Thursday's class.

    Online plays: Online Plays (in case you were absent or lost your printout) -- Preston! Read!

    HW #18

    Read the Dionysian and Cereal sections of the handout.

    HW #17

    Complete JOURNAL #5 .

    HW #16

    Read chapter 2 in Edith Hamilton’s Mythology (“The Two Great Gods of Earth”). Write down study notes in your notebook. There will be a quiz on this material next class. Please be sure to have your Hamilton book with you for class.

    HW #15

    Review what we read in class. Annotate and highlight all lines that have to do with the themes we outlined in class: Wisdom/reason vs. Tyranny, Fate, Glum Fatalism, Individual vs. Dictator, Suffering, Visionary. You may work in pairs/groups if you wish.

    If you were absent, don't forget JOURNAL #3 .

    HW #14

    Review the list of Promethean qualities we outlined as a class. Where have you seen Promethean characters? Find one (or more if you can!) provide an explanation for each. Consider movies, literature, television, news… Here are two to get you thinking: Dr. Frankenstein and Morpheus. You may use one of these for your HW if you can not think of another one. Have fun! (Please complete on loose-leaf in well-developed paragraphs.)

    If you were absent, don't forget JOURNAL #2 .

    HW #13

    Read pages 88-93 in “The Myths of Creation: The Gods” packet. On loose-leaf to be turned in: 1. How is Hepeastus depicted? 2. Why must Zeus avoid Thetis? 3. What is the etiology of the peacock? 4. According to the analysis in this section, what are some of the themes found in Prometheus Bound?
  • Kayla: You can probably find a copy of Prometheus Bound online so you don't fall behind: lines 1-128. Underline/annotate lines that illustrate theme or characterization. Complete JOURNAL #1

    HW #12

    Read pages 80-88 in “The Myths of Creation: The Gods” packet. On loose-leaf to be turned in, clearly labeled, identify what the characteristics are of each of the following: 1. The Age of Gold, 2. The Age of Silver, 3. The Age of Bronze, 4. The Age of Heroes, 5. The Age of Iron. 6. In Hesiod’s excerpt (83-85), what enrages Zeus? 7. What is his reaction?

    HW #11

    Read chapter 3 in Hamilton (65-77). There will be a quiz on the Prometheus/Pandora material. In your NB, clearly labeled HW # 9, take STUDY notes. There will be a quiz on this material. Clearly ID the characters and descriptions.

    Finish making script & props if you didn't finish in class.

    HW #10

    Work on your large group skit: GROUP 1: Aphrodite, GROUP 2: Athena, GROUP 3: Artemis, GROUP 4: Posedion, GORUP 5: Zeus & Hera. Assign what props need to be made and by whom, complete the costume description, and begin the dialogue. Oylmpian Skit Assignment

    HW #9

    Read the "Palace at Olympus" packet. Label each section's content (i.e., each paragraph or two discusses a particular god. Label it each paragraph and bullet the key points.)

    HW #8

    Complete the ID the Lesser Gods in YOUR NOTEBOOK, CLEARLY labeled HW #8. Leave space (1-2 lines)between each for later info. There will be a quiz on this material where you will be supplied 15 and have to ID 10.

    Your notebook will also be collected for your first NB grade. I will be grading this HW and a few others I did not check in class. Make sure you have all the notes! THis is a project grade (100).

    HW #7

    Complete Who's Who on Mt. Olympus. The pages are 23-36. You might want to make a bigger chart. There will be a quiz on this material. The quiz will give you part of the chart and ask you to fill in the rest... You may also use the "Palace" handout to reinforce your studies. Joe and Wendy: you must be sure to get the notes and pick up the book.

    HW #6

    Assign each member of the group one or two motifs to research in the stories. Each member will reread/review the stories the group chose and find the specific evidence (quote or specific paraphrase) to bring back to class to add to the chart. Focus on what is missing from your group discussion from today. If you were absent, assume you are working alone and spend at least an hour on this assignment: Observations about Creation Stories [In total, we will have only 2 class periods to complete the task: Thursday & Monday].

    HW #5

    Return to The Big Myth Page and read one of the following the stories we haven’t covered yet: Inca, Mayan, Inuit, Yoruba, Norse, or Maori. In your notes, clearly labeled HW #5, summarize the basics of your chosen story and then list some of the similarities and differences you find, comparing it to the other stories we discussed in class (Babylonian, Egyptian, Ugandan, Chinese and the Biblical versions). You will share with your group next class and add them to your poster.

    HW #4

    View the Babylonian Creation Story. Make sure you have your sound up or have headphones to hear the narration.
    IN YOUR NOTEBOOK clearly labeled HW #4, note the differences between this version and the one you read. What was different? You may bullet your points with a brief explanation each.

    HW #3

    As you will find in the study of myths, variations exist. View the Egyptian Creation Myth Story. Make sure you have your sound up or have headphones to hear the narration. You will have to click on "Egyptian Creation" and then on the bottom right scarab beetle to move the presentation along...
    IN YOUR NOTEBOOK clearly labeled HW #3, create a "family tree" of the gods and for each god write down some key words that explain that particular god's contribution to creation. Also, what did you think of this site and how it presented the myth?

    HW #2

    Please answer the following on loose-leaf. It will be collected. Click on “Mystery Religion” and read the sections under that heading at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osiris#Mystery_religion. Do not copy and paste your responses. Use your own words to explain and synthesize! 1. How did the cult recruit new members? 2. Describe some of what happens at a festival of Osiris. 3. For what do the cultists use the wheat paste? 4. When is cannibalism okay?

    HW #1

    Please secure all the materials needed for this course as described in the Mythology Course Description. Also, reread the Mythology Course Description and be sure that you are familiar with the policies and grading rationale and Absence Policy.