Week of 12/10 - 12/14Students will be watching the movie "Troy" this week in class as a way to bypass reading "The Iliad" so that they can understand the events of the Trojan War. This will prepare us to read "The Odyssey" next week. Students will receive a test grade for the study guide they will fill in while they read.
Week of 12/3 - 12/7Students will discuss Hercules the myth and we will watch Disney's Hercules and compare the two. We will then move on to our next hero's quest.
Week of 11/13 - 11/16We will continue with our love and heroes theme this week in class. We are starting to examine the myth of Cupid and Psyche. We will test on this by the end of the week.
Friday 11/6 - Test: Cupid and Psyche
Week of 11/5 - 11/9This week we will wrap up our unit on 8 Brief Tales of Lovers and begin reading the story of Perseus. We will enter into the Hero's Quest section of the course.
Monday 11/5 - Test: 8 Brief Tales of Lovers (Open Notes - Jigsaw Activity)
Thursday 11/8 - Test: Perseus
Week of 10/22 - 10/26We are continuing with our research projects in class this week! Students are presenting their findings and taking tests on each other's presentations. We are then going to move into our 8 brief tales of lovers unit.
Week of 10/15 - 10/19Students are continuing their research projects this week in class. Once they have conducted their research, they will create and present a lesson for their class.
Week of 10/8-10/12Students will complete the chapter on the two great gods of Earth. We will then begin doing research and creating presentations on myths that will be assigned to groups of students. Students will get to choose a partner to work with for this research project.
Wednesday 10/10 - Test: Demeter and Dionysus
Wednesday 10/10 - Classwork Due: Demeter and Dionysus study guide
Thursday 10/11 and Friday 10/12 - Students will be conducting research and creating presentations with a partner in the library.
Week of 10/1 - 10/5This week we will wrap up our unit on the earliest heroes and begin discussing the two great gods of earth: Demeter and Dionysus.
We will also travel to the PA Renaissance Faire this week as a class!
Monday 10/1 - Quiz: The Earliest Heroes
Monday 10/1 - Classwork Due: The Earliest Heroes Worksheet
Wednesday 10/3 - Renaissance Faire!
Week of 9/24-9/28This week in class we are finishing our movie and discussing the ways it ties into our course. We will also begin reading our chapter on the earliest heroes.
Week of 9/17 - 9/21This week in class, we will be finishing up our poster projects. Also, we will begin discussing the different cultural aspects of the Polynesian myths and how they compare to the ancient Greek myths. We will then watch Disney's "Moana" and discuss the different mythical aspects of this film,
Tuesday 9/18 - Project Due: Poster Project (due at end of class)
Week of 9/10 - 9/14This week in class, we are discussing the lesser gods. Students will take a test on the study guide and the notes on "Lesser Gods" and they will be given class time in the library to complete two projects by the end of the week.
Wednesday 9/12 - Quiz: Lesser Gods
Wednesday 9/12 - Classwork Due: Lesser Gods Study Guide
Friday 9/14 - Project Due: Lyrics Project due by end of class
Week of 8/27-8/31Students will have their first quiz on their intro notes and intro study guides this week.
Friday 8/31 - Quiz: Intro to Myth
Friday 8/31 - Classwork Due: Intro to Myth Study Guide