Week of 4/29 - 5/3We will finish our chapter on Flower Myths this week in class. Next, students 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 4/15 - 4/18We will take the test on "8 Brief Tales of Lovers" this week and begin our next myth, "Hercules." I'm hoping to be able to finish this story and take the test by Thursday.
Monday 4/15 - Test: 8 Brief Tales of Lovers
Monday 4/15 - Study Guides Due: 8 Brief Tales of Lovers
Thursday 4/18 - Test: Hercules
Thursday 4/18 - Study Guide: Hercules
Week of 4/8 - 4/12We will wrap up the story of "Cupid and Psyche" early in the week. Students will take a short test on this story and complete a small comic strip depicting the main events of the tale.
Next, students will work in groups to learn about 8 brief tales of lovers. This will be a cooperative assignment and the whole class will work together to learn about this stories.
Tuesday 4/9 - Test: Cupid and Psyche
Tuesday 4/9 - Study Guides Due: Cupid and Psyche
Week of 4/1 - 4/5Hello April! This week, we will be finishing up our movie, "Percy Jackson". Once we are doing watching and comparing it to the myth, "Perseus," we will begin our next chapter, "Tales of Love and Adventure." Students will begin reading a love story, "Cupid and Psyche."
Week of 3/25 - 3/29We will have our final presentations on Monday this week. Next, students will use their note-takers to complete quizzes for each myth that they have learned about. Students are responsible for grading the quizzes that they created.
We will then move onto the story of Perseus. We will read this in class and students will have a study guide to complete with this story.
Week of 3/18 - 3/22Students will finish researching, creating their power points, and creating their tests on Monday. We will then begin presenting on Tuesday and this should last until the end of the week.
Week of 3/11 - 3/15Students will finish reading the "Earliest Heroes" this week and we will test on this topic. Next, students will begin work on a research project they will be completing with a partner. They will be assigned a myth and will design a power point to present to the rest of the class. They will act as the teachers in this project.
Tuesday 3/12 - Test: Earliest Heroes
Wednesday - Friday - in computer lab for research and power points
Week of 3/4 - 3/8Students will complete their study of Polynesian myth this week as we wrap up watching "Moana." Students will hand in a written evaluation of how Polynesian mythology compares to Greek mythology. We will then move on to our unit on The Earliest Heroes.
Tuesday 3/5 - Classwork Due: Moana Materials
Week of 2/25 - 3/1This week we are continuing our lessons on the two great gods of earth, Demeter and Dionysus.
We will be testing on these stories once we finish reading them together as a class. Next, we will watch Disney's "Moana" in order to discover how the foundations of Polynesian mythology connect and correspond with Greek mythology.
Wednesday 2/27 - Test: Demeter and Dionysus
Wednesday 2/27 - Classwork Due: Demeter and Dionysus study guide
Week of 2/18 - 2/22Students will finish their projects this week in class. Their lyrics projects are due (either printed out and turned in, or shared via gapps) and their poster projects are due on Tuesday 2/19 by the end of class.
Tuesday 2/19 - PROJECTS DUE! Poster Projects and Lyrics Projects
Week of 2/4 - 2/8This week we will finish our study of the Olympic Gods and move onto studying the Lesser Gods.
Tuesday 2/5 - Test: Olympic Gods
Tuesday 2/5 - Study Guide Due: Olympic Gods
Friday 2/8 - Test: Lesser Gods
Friday 2/8 - Study Guide Due: Lesser Gods
Week of 1/14 - 1/18Students will wrap up our course of study this week with Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? The parallel worksheet will be due on Wednesday and will be the final grade for the course!
Week of 1/7 - 1/11We will finish reading "The Adventures of Odysseus" today in class. When we finish our reading, students will take a test on this epic. To follow up our study, the students will watch a modern retelling of "The Odyssey", Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Students will compare and contrast the two pieces in an essay style format.
Tuesday 1/8 - Test: The Adventures of Odysseus
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