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December 7th - 11th
( Final Exam Reflection Week)
Monday

 

Welcome to the "Cave of Learning"!

"Creative Selection" Activity: Storytellers and Their Stories

Searching for the "centre that holds" - Yeats (link)
Sharing the "living stones" in the "life-giving water."

I would like to tell you a story...but first allow me to share a song about "Wonderous Stories"

One of the Essential Questions in this Course: "What is the myth you are living?"

What is a Myth?

"What if?"

Course Overview

Organizational Information LINK

Another story from a famous storyteller?

HW: Would you tell me a story? Please put some of your thoughts down in writing, using the document found in the your Google Drive Folder - entitled, The myth you are living. (This assignment is due by Thursday.) Along with your written thoughts, perhaps you might share an image or the lyrics to a song that has or continues to shape you.

 

Tuesday

Introductory Unit

Course Overview - Revisted

What is a Myth?

Gathering a "living stone" and Steinbeck's thoughts about "the one story" of human experience, East of Eden.

PAUSING TO CONNECT: Questions and Methods (Complete in your Pause to Connect Google Doc)

  • What do I understand so far?

  • What don’t I understand?

  • What information does the author need to clarify?

  • Why has the author repeated this word?
  • What is the author trying to get me to think about in each section?

  • What is the author’s purpose?

  • How does each section help my understanding of the text as a whole?

  • Synthesize the author’s claims. (How would you summarize what you just read?)

 

HW: Complete your reading and analysis of Steinbeck "One Story" chapter from East of Eden.

 

Reminder: What is the Myth you are living? (See Monday's explanation, see your File document). It is due on Thursday.

Wednesday

Introductory Unit

Science - Mythology - Religion

Discussion of Steinbeck's chapter 34

*Optional - Exploring "deeper regions" in the Cave of Learning

See David's Tuffley's footnote on Steinbeck's East of Eden (ch. 34)

Thinking and Believing: Looking for Steinbeck's one story among the many

This month the IMC is hosting a special exhibit titled "This I Believe."  The exhibit includes a collection of fifty personal stories and artworks by students from four Milwaukee area high schools -- Homestead, University School of Milwaukee, Ronald W. Reagan IB, and Milwaukee High School of the Arts. The work presents diverse perspectives from youth in our community and a snapshot of the commonalities or differences in student lives from both suburban and urban backgrounds.

 

 

HW: What is the Myth you are living? (See Monday's explanation, see your File document). It is due tomorrow.

Thursday

Introductory Unit

Science - Mythology - Religion

The Journey of the Universe - Part One

Gathering a "living stone" and entering the "epic story" of the Universe...

The question of the "one story" persists, lingers and haunts us:

Why is there Evil in the World? "A hermit lived in the forest...

> Identify the various responses to the question.
> Determine which cause makes the most sense to you. Explain why.

HW: Complete your reading and analysis of Tolstoy's fable from the Prologue of a book entitled Good and Evil: Myths and Legends.

Complete the Pause and Connect activity Document in your Google Drive. Include your explanation for which "cause" makes the most sense to you at the bottom of the Pause and Connect questions. DUE BY CLASS TIME ON MONDAY

Friday

Introductory Unit

Science - Mythology - Religion

Gathering a "living stone" and sharing responses to Swimme's perspective....

The Journey of the Universe - Part Two

A Short History of Myth

HW: For Monday Complete your reading and analysis of Tolstoy's fable from the Prologue of a book entitled Good and Evil: Myths and Legends.

Why is there Evil in the World? "A hermit lived in the forest...

> Identify the various responses to the question.
> Determine which cause makes the most sense to you. Explain why.

Complete the Pause and Connect activity Document in your Google Drive. Include your explanation for which "cause" makes the most sense to you at the bottom of the Pause and Connect questions. DUE BY CLASS TIME ON MONDAY


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December 14th - 18th
Monday

Introductory Unit

Science - Mythology - Religion

Gathering a "living stone" and sharing responses to Swimme's perspective....

The Journey of the Universe - Part Three

A Short History of Myth

Ancient Voices, Ancient Wisdom - Three Questions

Complete/Revise/Develop your response to the three questions about you and this course (you can do this in the "What Myth are you Living" Document):

1) Why did I take this course?

Reflect, in writing, on what you we're expecting and what the course appears to be after the first week of class (feedback the initial week, including the documentary. Would you recommend that I use this film in the future? Why? Why not?).


2) What do I want from the course?

a) Identify the TWO course Units that appeal to you the most - see course overview handout - and explain why these two.

b) Indicate which culture's myths you are most interested in: Native American, Central and South American, Euorpean, Ancient Greece and Rome, Middle Eastern (Egyptian, Babylonian), Judeo- Christian, East-Asian, Aboriginal. Pick your top TWO

3) What does the course want from me?

Assess, in writing, your level of "buy in" regarding the "course assumptions" - see course overview handout - and comment on which one of the course expectations will be the most challenging, explain why.)

HW: Complete your final reflections on the "scientific myth" told by Brian Swimme in
The Journey of the Universe and explore the "comic universe" for a connection to the film. Complete this activity at the bottom of the Journey of the Universe document. Due on Wednesday

 

Tuesday

Introductory Unit

Cosmos - The Cosmic Calendar (click here)

Cosmos - A SpaceTime Odyssey: Standing Up in the Milky Way (click here)

Optional: The universe according to Nietzsche: Modern cosmology and the theory of eternal recurrence (click here)

Mythology - Anthropology - Psychology - Sociology - Theology - Mythology

 

* J.F. Bierlein’s Parallel Myths (pages 3 - 6)

* "What is a Myth?" PPT (click here) - note worthy!

* Analyze and compare the similarities and differences between this text and the PPT notes based on Susan Armstrong’s first chapter, especially as it pertains to the question: What is a Myth?

* Tolstoy's Story - Revisited

HW: Complete your final reflections on the "scientific myth" told by Brian Swimme in
The Journey of the Universe and explore the "comic universe" for a connection to the film. Complete this activity at the bottom of the Journey of the Universe document. Due on Wednesday

Wednesday

A Cosmic Comic Journey - A Little Laughter can be Life-Saving & Life-Giving

* J.F. Bierlein’s Parallel Myths (pages 3 - 6)

* "What is a Myth?" PPT (click here) - what is note worthy?!?

* Analyze and compare the similarities and differences between this text and the PPT notes based on Susan Armstrong’s first chapter, especially as it pertains to the answers offered to the question: What is a Myth?

 

Unit One: Creation Myths

A Place of Honor to the Indigenous Peoples of this Land

Two Native American Creation Stories:

The Haudenosaunee Confederacy

The Oneida Nation

HW: UNIT ONE PEOPLE prepare to tell us some stories. Every nation has its stories - exploring the Creation stories of Wisconsin Tribes (LINK). Choose one of the following Indian Nations by clicking on the image of the state in the designated for each tribe: Ho Chunk, Potawatomi, Ojibwe, Stockbridge-Munsee or Menominee.

The click on Oral Tradition. Each nation has a Creation Story or a more particular Origin Story on that page.

Thursday

Unit One: Creation Myths

A Place of Honor to the Indigenous Peoples of this Land

Two Native American Creation Myths:

The Haudenosaunee Confederacy

The Oneida Nation

And.....other stories from Wisconsin Indian Tribes

Friday

Unit One: Creation Myths

Indian Hymns of Creation

Rig Veda - one of the four Aryan books of wisdom
(containing 1,028 hymns to Aryan gods)

Bhagavad Gita - the Hindu Scriptures
(excerpt from the Mahabharata, an 18 chapter episode)

The Creation Myth of the Fulani People (West Africa, from the pre-Islamic past)

How the World was created from a Drop of Milk

Symbolic Consciousness Activity: Four Depictions of Myths

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December 21st - 25th
Monday

Unit One: Creation Myths

The Writings of the Greek poet Hesoid -

Works and Days
(
Summary and Analysis)
Theogony
(Summary and Analysis)

The Ages of the World

Symbolic Consciousness Activity: Four Depictions of Myths

Independent Reading Book Browsing

 

Tuesday

Unit One: Creation Myths

Native American Story Teller Receives Artistic Honor (Link)

The Writings of Ovid: Metemorpheses The Ages of the World

Symbolic Consciousness Activity: Four Depictions of Myths

Independent Reading Book Browsing - Selection and Sign Up

 

Wednesday
Winter Break
Thursday
 
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December 28th - January 1st
Monday
Winter Break
Tuesday
 
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January 4th - 8th
Monday

Unit One: Creation Myths

A Mythical Review: Comparative Analysis

The Babylonian Creation Myth (Enuma elish)

 

Tuesday

Unit One: Creation Myths

The Babylonian Creation Myth (Enuma elish) (The Tablets)

Framing Questions, Interpretations, Illustrations

Comparisons: Hesoid's Theogony (World Mythology pgs. 82 - 89and the Norse Creation, Death and Rebirth of the Universe World Mythology pgs 461 - 466).

 

 
Wednesday

Unit One: Creation Myths

A Modern Commentary and Application of the Ancient Babylonian Myth:

"The Myth of Redemptive Violence" - an excerpt from Walter Wink's Engaging the Powers - Read and Respond:

Questions (Q) - Connections (C) -Objections (O) - Revelations (R)

The Judeo-Christian Creation Myths - The Book of Genesis - Chapter One

 

Thursday

Making Thoughts Visible: The Explanation Game - Exploring Understanding

Unit One: Creation Myths and the Fall of Man

The Judeo-Christian Creation Myths -

The Book of Genesis - Chapter One

The Book of Genesis - Chapters Two & Three

BRING YOUR INDEPENDENT READING BOOK TO CLASS TOMORROW

Friday

Unit One: Creation Myths and the Fall of Man

The Book of Genesis - Chapter Two

Unit One Exam Preparation Questions:

HW: Unit One Exam Preparation: Using the Framing Questions Handout as Guide
The Venezuelan Creation Myth - Wanadi the Creator (Yekuhana). See your Google File Folder for the document. You will need to download the .pdf and then click on view and rotate it clockwise. Or you could print out the document. Be sure you have all the Creation Myth handouts with you on Monday.

The Exam will be on Monday.

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January 11th - 15th
(Progress Reports Due: Jan 13th)
Monday

Unit One Exam: Creation Myths

Tuesday

Unit One Exam: Creation Myths (cont.)

In Class Reading of your Independent Reading Book

Making Thoughts Visible: The Explanation Game - Exploring Understanding

Wednesday

Unit Two: The Fall of Man and Flood Myths

Playing in the Garden: Password

The Book of Genesis - Chapters Three - Six

 

Thursday

Unit Two: The Fall of Man and Flood Myths

The Book of Genesis - Chapters Three - Six

The Story of Poia (Blackfoot Indians of the Great Plains)


The Four Ages of Man (India)
The Five Suns (Aztec)
The Five Worlds (Navajo)

HW: Read Three Stories of Maui the Trickster (Polynesia) and Prometheus and Epimetheus (Greece). Respond in writing to the following questions:

What did Maui seek to gain? What did he lose in the process?
What are the pros and cons of being a "trickster"?
What did you learn about the Polynesian cultures from these "trickster stories"?


What did man gain from the aquistion of fire?
What price did Prometheus pay?
What is the difference between disobedience and curiosity?
What are the negative and positive consequences of curiosity?
What did you learn about the Greek culture from this myth of Zues, Prometheus, Epimetheus and Pandora?

Friday

Unit Two: the Fall of Man and Flood Myths

Three Stories of Maui the Trickster (Polynesia) and Prometheus and Epimetheus (Greece).

NOVA: Secrets of Noah's Ark (Part One)

HW: Continue the reading of your Independent Reading Book.

Be an active reader (take notes, use "sticky notes):

Questions (Q) - Connections (C) -Objections/Observations (O) - Revelations (R)

As you read think in terms of what you would like to discuss, what you think others (who did not read the book) might find interesting. What kind of "book review" could you write at the end of your reading of the book? Discussions of the books will take place on February 10th and February 11th

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January 18th - 22nd
Monday
No School - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday
Tuesday

Unit Two: the Fall of Man and Flood Myths

The Four Ages of Man (India)
The Five Suns (Aztec)
The Five Worlds (Navajo)

Modern Interpretations of the Fall
The Talmudic Fall

NOVA: Secrets of Noah's Ark (Part Two)

 

Wednesday

Unit Two: The Fall of Man and Flood Myths

Ancient Writings Link

NOVA: Secrets of Noah's Ark (Part Three)

Flood Myths: Background Themes

The Epic of Gilgemesh (section containing the flood story)

The great Flood: the Epic of Gilgamešh Link

HW: The Great Flood: the Epic of Atrahasis Link # 1

 

Thursday

Unit Two: The Fall of Man and Flood Myths

"Noah, I want you to build me an Ark" Link #1 Link # 2

The Book of Genesis - Chapters 6 - 8 (link)

The Story of Noah - Artistic Renditions

Friday

Unit Two: The Fall of Man and Flood Myths

The Story of Noah - Artistic Renditions

Directions for the Artistic Renditions activity:

Select one of the works of Art and create a written response in your Flood Myth google doc. What specific aspect of the painting catches your attention? How well does this work of art capture what is in the written text? Why do you suppose the artist selected this aspect of the story? IF POSSIBLE, take a "screen shot" of the image and insert it into your document.

Due to the cancellation of school, please read the following stories and complete the table for the corresponding myths by Monday's class.

The Flood in the Age of Deucalion: Link # 1
(please note that this source provides information about a flood story from the Greek culture, but it is not the story itself.)

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING and COMPLETE THE TABLE BY MONDAY

from the Metamorphoses, Roman poet Ovid (43 BCE - 17 CE): Link # 2

The Great Flood: the story from the Quran: Sura 11 and Sura 71

 

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January 25th - 29th
Monday

PLEASE SCROLL UP TO FRIDAY JAN. 23RD

Unit Two: The Fall of Man and Flood Myths

The Flood in the Age of Deucalion: Link # 1
(please note that this source provides information about a flood story from the Greek culture, but it is not the story itself.)

from the Metamorphoses, Roman poet Ovid (43 BCE - 17 CE): Link # 2

The Great Flood: the story from the Quran: Sura 11 and Sura 71

The Story of Noah - Artistic Renditions

NOVA: Secrets of Noah's Ark (Part Four)

Writing Prompt on the Flood Myths

 

Tuesday

Unit Two: The Fall of Man and Flood Myths

NOVA: Secrets of Noah's Ark (Conclusion)

The Story of Noah - Artistic Renditions

Writing Prompt on the Flood Myths

Perspectives on Myths and Sacred Texts: Does Man Need Myths?

 

HW: Bring your Independent Reading Book to Class Thursday

Wednesday

Parent - Teacher Conferences -

Perspectives on Myths and Sacred Texts: Does Man Need Myths?

the Fall of Man

Be My Hero

Unit Three: Introduction to The Monomythic Hero

The Hero with a 1,000 Faces - The Silent Journey Within

The Power of Myth: Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers

 

HW: Please read the excerpt from the prologue of Joseph Campbell's book
The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
- Myth and Dreams

Pause and Connect -

Questions (Q) - Connections (C) -Objections (O) - Revelations (R)

Thursday

Unit Three: The Monomythic Hero -

The Power of Myth: Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers

Part One: Introduction and The Hero's Adventure (Part One)

Independent Reading Book

HW: Please read the excerpt from the prologue of Joseph Campbell's book
The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
- Myth and Dreams

Pause and Connect -

Questions (Q) - Connections (C) -Objections (O) - Revelations (R)

Friday

Unit Three: The Monomythic Hero -

The Hero with a 1,000 Faces

A Cowardly Lion? Courage! If I Only Had the Nerve

I Never Knew the Rest of the Story

The Power of Myth: Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers

The Hero's Adventure (Part Two)

Background and overview of The Epic

 

HW: The Epic of Gilgamesh - Tablet I

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February 1st - 5th

Monday

Unit Three: The Monomythic Hero -

The Power of Myth: Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers

The Hero's Adventure (Part Three)

Background and overview of The Epic

Small Group Work/Discussion of The Epic of Gilgamesh - Tablet I

Read The Epic of Gilgamesh - Tablets II - IV and complete Guiding Questions

HW: Complete The Epic of Gilgamesh - Tablets II - IV and Guiding Questions

Tuesday

Unit Three: The Monomythic Hero -

The Hero with a Thousand Faces. - Myth and Dreams

Small Group Work/Discussion The Epic of Gilgamesh - Tablets II - IV

The Cedars of Lebanon: Link One Link Two

When Facing Death: TED Talk

Read The Epic of Gilgamesh - Tablets V - VII (and guiding questions)

HW: Complete The Epic of Gilgamesh - Tablets V - VII (and guiding questions)

Wednesday

Unit Three: The Monomythic Hero -

How Can We Prepare for a Graceful Death?: TED Talk

Small Group Work/Discussion of Tablets V - VII (and guiding questions)

Read The Epic of Gilgamesh - Tablets VIII - X and complete Guiding Questions

HW: Gilgamesh:

A second level of questions:

As Gilgamesh's second self, how does Enkidu represent an undiscovered side of Gilgamesh?

One way of achieving figurative immortality is through fame. To what extent does this idea emerge in Gilgamesh and how convincing is it?

According to the epic, how might humans come to terms with death?
Is immortality possible? Is it desirable?

In-depth discussion:

The Hero's journey is primarily a male story of adventure and fulfillment. Is this same quest available to women in the story? What might traditionally be the female version of a heroic quest?

What are the roles of the following women in this story: Aruru (goddess that creates Enkidu), Ishtar, Ninsun, the Harlot, Siduri, Utnapishtim's wife.

What do these roles suggest about the significance of women in this ancient culture?

 

Thursday

Gilgamesh: Group Discussion

A second level of questions:

As Gilgamesh's second self, how does Enkidu represent an undiscovered side of Gilgamesh?

One way of achieving figurative immortality is through fame. To what extent does this idea emerge in Gilgamesh and how convincing is it?

According to the epic, how might humans come to terms with death?
Is immortality possible? Is it desirable?

In-depth discussion:

The Hero's journey is primarily a male story of adventure and fulfillment. Is this same quest available to women in the story? What might traditionally be the female version of a heroic quest?

What are the roles of the following women in this story: Aruru (goddess that creates Enkidu), Ishtar, Ninsun, the Harlot, Siduri, Utnapishtim's wife.

What do these roles suggest about the significance of women in this ancient culture?

 

Facing the Minatour: Excerpt from the prologue of Joseph Campbell's book
The Hero with a Thousand Faces. - Myth and Dreams

HW: Bring your Independent Reading Book to Class Tomorrow

 
Friday

Unit Three: The Monomythic Hero -

The Hero with a 1,000 Faces - "You Work Until You Die" (LINK)

The Power of Myth

The Hero's Journey

The Iliad (3)

The Aeneid (3)

Jason and the Golden Fleece (3)

The Buddha, Moses, Jesus, Mohammad (4)

King Arthur (4)

Sigurd the Volsung (3)

The Heroic Quest - Selection Form

Hour One

Hour Three

The Song of Immortality: Gilgamesh - Odysseus - Beowulf

HW: Make your Selection of Heroic Quest prior to the start of the Superbowl. Those who do not sign up by that time will be assigned a Quest. The numbers in the parentheses indicate the how many people will be in each group.
First come, First get!

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February 8th - 12th
(Progress Reports Due: Feb 11th)


Monday

Unit Three: The Monomythic Hero -

In France, A Quiet Hero Belatedly Comes To Light (LINK)

The Song of Immortality: Gilgamesh - Odysseus - Beowulf

The Power of Myth

Heroic Journeys Chart & Sources Link

HW: Continue reading your Heroic Quest Selection. Be sure to be aware of the expectations found in the Heroic Journeys Chart & Sources Link

Presentations: Feb. 16th - 18th.

 

Tuesday

Unit Three: The Monomythic Hero -

The Song of Immortality: Gilgamesh - Odysseus - Beowulf

The Power of Myth

Heroic Journeys Chart & Sources Link

HW: Continue reading your Heroic Quest Selection. Be sure to be aware of the expectations found in the Heroic Journeys Chart & Sources Link

Presentations: Feb. 16th - 18th.

Wednesday

Unit Three: The Monomythic Hero -

The Song of Immortality: Gilgamesh - Odysseus - Beowulf

The Power of Myth

Heroic Journeys Chart & Sources Link

HW: Continue reading your Heroic Quest Selection. Be sure to be aware of the expectations found in the Heroic Journeys Chart & Sources Link

Presentations: Feb. 18th, 19th and 22nd

Thursday

Unit Three: The Monomythic Hero -

The Song of Immortality: Gilgamesh - Odysseus - Beowulf

The Power of Myth

Heroic Journeys Chart & Sources Link

HW: Continue reading your Heroic Quest Selection. Be sure to be aware of the expectations found in the Heroic Journeys Chart & Sources Link

Presentations: Feb. 18th, 19th and 22nd

Friday
No School

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February 15th - 19th

Monday

Unit Three: The Monomythic Hero - Final in class work day

The Power of Myth

Heroic Journeys Chart & Sources Link

Bring Your Independent Reading Book to Class Tomorrow

Tuesday

Unit Four: Love and the Afterlife

Love and Tragedy: Pyramus and Thisbe

Love and Beauty: Endymion

Love and Deception: Smyrna

Love and Loss: Adonis

 

Independent Reading Book: Completion Date 2/29

Wednesday

Unit Four: Love and the Afterlife: The Living Tree - Forever

Love and Loss: Adonis

Love and Fear: Daphane

Love and Perfection: Pygmalion and Galatea

Love and Dreams: Ceyx and Alcyone

Love and Reward: Baucis and Philemon

Love and Desire/Rejection: Alpheus and Arethusa

Independent Reading Book

Be an active reader (take notes, use "sticky notes):

Questions (Q) - Connections (C) -Objections/Observations (O) - Revelations (R)

Create a two paragraph essay that contains the following:

Paragraph One: Begin with your thesis statement and then include at least one reflection on Q-C-O-R notes that you created while reading. Be sure to include "direct references" to the book. Think in terms what you think others (who did not read the book) might find interesting.

Paragraph Two: What a brief "book review" base on the content of the entire book. Include commentary on your favorite section / passage.

Thursday

Heroic Quest Presentations: Day One

Hero with a 1,000 Faces - Story Preparation

Hero Story Telling: Feb 24th - 26th & March 3rd & 4th

Friday

Heroic Quest Presentations: Day Two

Hero with a 1,000 Faces - Story Preparation

Hero Story Telling: Feb 24th - 26th & March 3rd & 4th

Independent Reading Book - DUE FEB 29th

Be an active reader (take notes, use "sticky notes):

Questions (Q) - Connections (C) -Objections/Observations (O) - Revelations (R)

Create a two paragraph essay that contains the following:

Paragraph One:

Paragraph One: Begin with your thesis statement and then include at least one reflection on Q-C-O-R notes that you created while reading. Be sure to include "direct references" to the book. Think in terms what you think others (who did not read the book) might find interesting.

Paragraph Two: What a brief "book review" based on your overall response to the book. Include commentary on your favorite section / passage / chapter.

See Google Doc in File Folder

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February 22nd - 26th

Monday

Heroic Quest Presentations: Day Three

Hero with a 1,000 Faces - Story Preparation

Hero Story Telling: Feb 24th - 26th & March 3rd & 4th

HW: For Tomorrow's Class Read the "Love Myth" of Orpheus and Eurydice - There will be a quiz on the content of this myth at the start of class.

Independent Reading Book - DUE FEB. 29th

Be an active reader (take notes, use "sticky notes):

Questions (Q) - Connections (C) -Objections/Observations (O) - Revelations (R)

Create a two paragraph essay that contains the following:

Paragraph One: Include a reflection one or two Q-C-O-R notes that you created while reading. Be sure to include "direct references" to the book. Think in terms what you think others (who did not read the book) might find interesting.

Paragraph Two: What a brief "book review" based on your overall response to the book. Include commentary on your favorite section / passage / chapter.

See Google Doc in File Folder

Tuesday

Unit Four: Love and the Afterlife

Love and Sorrow: Orpheus and Eurydice - A Quiz

Love and The Seasons of the Year: Demeter and Persephone (Lord Hades)

Odysseus - In the House of Hades

Aenais Journeys to the Underworld

HW: For Tomorrow's Class, compose a two-three sentence summary of the "Love Myths" that we read in class last week. Take note of the close relationship between love and death in the various stories. Complete your responses in the document entitled: What Dreams May Come

Wednesday

What Dreams May Come

Hero with a 1,000 Faces - Story Telling

Thursday

What Dreams May Come

Hero with a 1,000 Faces - Story Telling

Independent Reading Book - DUE 29th

Be an active reader (take notes, use "sticky notes):

Questions (Q) - Connections (C) -Objections/Observations (O) - Revelations (R)

Create a two paragraph essay that contains the following:

Paragraph One: Begin with your thesis statement and then include at least one reflection on Q-C-O-R notes that you created while reading. Be sure to include "direct references" to the book. Think in terms what you think others (who did not read the book) might find interesting.

Paragraph Two: What a brief "book review" based on your overall response to the book. Include commentary on your favorite section / passage / chapter.

See Google Doc in File Folder

Friday

What Dreams May Come

IN RESPONSE TO THE VIEWING OF THE FILM WHAT DREAMS MAY COME, RESPOND TO THE TWO PROMPTS FOUND ON THE LAST TWO SLIDES OF THE GOOGLE PRESENTATION: What Dreams May Come

COMPLETE YOUR RESPONSE IN THE GOOGLE DOC ENTITLED WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. THIS RESPONSE IS DUE BY TUESDAY MARCH 1ST.

Hero with a 1,000 Faces - Story Telling

Independent Reading Book - Two-Paragraph Essay DUE Monday Feb. 29th

See Google Doc in File Folder

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February 29th - March 4th
Monday

Hero with a 1,000 Faces - Story Telling (3 - 5 Min. including questions from the audience)  

1st H: Alex B., Nikolai, Kenny & Josh  
3rd H: Connor, Matt Winters, Tyler

A Modern Heroic Adventure: Sir Ernest Shackleton (Part One - 0:00 - 12:00

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton was a polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, and he is one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

"Weighty Decisions" - Priorities for Survival Handout (Due Wednesday)

HW: Independent Reading Book - Two-Paragraph Essay DUE today by midnight.
See Google Doc in File Folder entitled : Comparative Myth - Indep Read.
Submit your completed google doc essay to turnitin.com

For Tuesday:

IN RESPONSE TO THE VIEWING OF THE FILM WHAT DREAMS MAY COME, RESPOND TO THE TWO PROMPTS FOUND ON THE LAST TWO SLIDES OF THE GOOGLE PRESENTATION: What Dreams May Come

COMPLETE YOUR RESPONSE IN THE GOOGLE DOC ENTITLED WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. THIS RESPONSE IS DUE BY TUESDAY MARCH 1ST.

Tuesday

ACT Testing Day (Juniors)

Complete your What Dreams May Come Analysis and Personal Reflection
THIS RESPONSE IS DUE BY 11:59 PM TONIGHT

The Short History of Myth - Close Reading and Trimester Review
(Chapter iv. Early Civilization - COMPLETE YOUR RESPONSE IN THE GOOGLE DOC ENTITLED THE SHORT HISTORY OF MYTH.

THIS RESPONSE IS DUE BY CLASS TIME ON THURSDAY

Wednesday

Work Keys Testing (Juniors)

"Weighty Decisions" - Priorities for Survival Handout

A Modern Heroic Adventure: Sir Ernest Shackleton (Part Two - 12:00 - 34:00)

"Weighty Decisions" - Priorities for Survival Handout

Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance - Exploring the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration CLICK HERE

The Short History of Myth - Close Reading and Trimester Review
(Chapter iv. Early Civilization - COMPLETE YOUR RESPONSE IN THE GOOGLE DOC ENTITLED THE SHORT HISTORY OF MYTH.

THIS RESPONSE IS DUE BY CLASS TIME ON THURSDAY

Thursday

Hero with a 1,000 Faces - Story Telling

A Modern Heroic Adventure: Sir Ernest Shackleton (Part Three - 34:00 - 43:00)

Catching Up and Looking Ahead

Final Exam Prep

HW: The Short History of Myth - Close Reading of Chapter V. "The Axial Age"
(Your turn to create and submit the questions. Use the previous chapter as a model for your document. Notice how it is broken up into sections. Enter your guiding questions into each section. Try to combine level one-two-three questions.)

 

Friday

Hero with a 1,000 Faces - Story Telling

Final Exam Prep

The Short History of Myth - Close Reading of Chapter V. "The Axial Age"

Myth and Artistic Expression

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March 7th - 11th
(Final Week of Trimester)
Monday

Unit Four: Love and the Afterlife

An alternate Ending to What Dreams May Come

"The Axial Age" - The Great Transformation: Then and Now?

The Shaping of Western Tradition: Love as the Guide

The Troubadours of the Grail Myth : Tristan and Isolde

The Individual and the Community

The One and the Many

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Choosing the Grail

 

 

Tuesday

Final Exams: Day One

Celtic Spirituality and Judeo-Christian Belief: Comparing the Mysterious "I Am"

The Incantation of Amergin. Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin

Amergin, a Milesian prince or druid
who settled in Ireland hundreds of years before Christ

Old English Texts

"Caedmon's Hymn"

Cædmon was an Anglo-Saxon herdsman, poet and monk.
"Caedmon's Hymn" is probably the earliest extant Old English poem.

Old English Texts

The Book of Exodus 3: 1 - 17 {link}

The Gospel of John - The "I Am" Statements {link}

The Pleiades in Dreamtime and Gathering the Sacred Stones

1st Hour Class 7:25 - 8:33

2nd Hour Class 8:39 - 9:47


Lunch A (30 minutes)

3rdA Hour Class 9:53 - 11:01

Lunch B (30 minutes)

1st Hour Exam 11:52 - 1:07

2nd Hour Exam 1:22 - 2:37

Wednesday

Final Exams: Day Two

3rd Hour Exam 7:25 - 8:40

4th Hour Class 8:55 - 9:55

Lunch A (30 minutes)

5th Hour Class 10:01 - 11:01

Lunch B (30 minutes)

4th Hour Exam 11:52 - 1:07

5th Hour Exam 1:22 - 2:37

Thursday
GRADING DAY: No School
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