You will need to choose 4 of the stories from the text. I wrote the page numbers on the left whiteboard for you.
They will need to fill out the chart “Odysseus/Ulysses Heroic (and not so heroic) Behavior Chart.” Make sure you write your names on right off!! They can be bulleted but the boxes need to be full to score the full amount of points—go above and beyond. You may work with a partner, but your answers and words need to be their own—period.
If you get done—start filling out the back side “Odysseus as a Hero.” This section will be actually starting to find quotes that support your idea of Odysseus being a hero or an anti-hero. You'll need 6 quotes for either side (they will need to choose their side!). You will probably need to help on this part.
(Anti-hero---Cyclops is great! And Circe because he hides the truth from his men & cheats on his wife multiple times, Calypso—sleeps with her for seven years)
(Hero---Circe because he sacrifices himself for his men, Lotus Eaters he rescues them knowing the risk, Sirens he endures the sounds to get them through safely)
“ “ (Holt 1056). (Italics in the book) “ “ (Homer l. 56-78).
It’s Monster Day!
Everyone grab a purple text book!
p. 1064-1071 Read aloud about the monsters
Scylla –SILL uh
Charybdis—Cuh RIB Dis
Do: On a piece of notebook paper and they will turn it in.—have them divide their paper into 4 boxes. Extra paper in drawers by closet.
Have them write: Cyclops (one-eyed giant), Charybdis (whirlpool with teeth), Scylla (sea serpent), Sirens (bird girls or evil mermaids) in each box and leave space for them to draw a picture and a short summary of what happens in each story.
Youtube Cyclops Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J0KzoJSAyY THE ODYSSEY FULL MOVIE http://youtu.be/7J0KzoJSAyY not sure which link will work : ) @29:55-41:55
Pass out “Monster Trading Card” worksheet. They need to work on this the rest of the class and finish it at home. Choose ONE of the monsters (they can do Cyclops but they will need to read on their own). In the “picture” section, they need to cover ALL white space. They can use crayons, pencils, markers, paint. NO stick figures. Remind them that an “A” means doing above and beyond what is asked for. I have some examples—you can show them, but don’t leave them out.
· Focus on rules of hospitality—Greek culture
· Hubris: excessive pride or self-confidence. This gets him in trouble with the gods. He brags to Poseidon’s SON what he just did—I think Poly (Fee-Mus) might tell his daddy…
· Cunning Odysseus: means tricky, smart, clever—sometimes this quality can be good or bad.
o “Nobody” name
o Giving him wine to knock him out
o Poking his eye out
o Pretending to be sheep to escape
o Not killing him because they need him to move the rock
Watched a couple videos on the Monomyth... I think we got it! 1 STORY...
Hero's Journey--check (did a INote assessment today)
Epics/Epic Heroes/Epic Poetry--check
Let's go! Odyssey--here we come!
Interactive notebook: graphic organizer for Epic Hero Prezi: 10 boxes with notes on the colored sections of the prezi.
What is an epithet?The early story tellers didn't want you to struggle remembering who was whom, so they often described the person/ god/ goddess/ thing the same way each time. Much the same as we see TV characters and cartoons always wearing the same clothes. It is easier that way. Some epithets in The Odyssey are:
The Odyssey Game
O.K., not my game and not really a video game; however, if you can make it through the game, you know the story and it is a whole lot better to study this way rather than to read notes over again...
Read more about Cy the cyclopic kitten on Bubo's Blog.
First Trojan horse virus warning
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
If you receive a gift in the shape of a large wooden horse, do not download it!! It is extremely destructive. It will overwrite your entire city!
The “gift” is disguised as a large wooden horse about two stories tall.
It tends to show up outside the city gates and appears to be abandoned. DO NOT let it through the gates!
It contains hardware that is incompatible with Trojan programming, including a crowd of heavily armed Greek warriors that will destroy your army, sack your town, and kill your women and children.
If you have already received such a “gift,” DO NOT OPEN IT! Wheel it back out of the city unopened and set fire to it by the beach.
Forward this message to everyone you don’t know!