Monday_ November 3 2008 – Friday_ November 7_ 2008

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					Monday, November 3 2008 –
 Friday, November 7, 2008
     Monday, November 3, 2008
• Check in – take out your worksheet on
  Adjectives. Last week we identified the nouns
  and adjectives in the sentences. Today, on the
  other side, pick a noun—any noun—and try to
  come up with an adjective beginning with
  every letter of the alphabet describing that
• Don’t start just yet, please be quiet and wait
  for instructions!!!!!!!!!!!
     Monday, continued: Myths and
• Pass out Lesson 1 packet
• Students brainstorm and fill out “K” on KWL
• Students fill out “W” on their own – must have at least
  5 “W”’s
• Students track thinking with articles with a partner
• Partners complete “L”
• Discuss as a class
• Work with table partners to fill out Venn Diagram
• Discuss
• If time, discuss vocabulary as a class and come up with
  student-friendly definitions
          What do we already know?
•   Greek Gods and Goddesses       •   Myth – something that is not true
•   Can be scary                   •   Usually takes place in the past
•   Can be true                    •   Starts out with “once upon a time” –
•   Ra and Isces – Egyptian Gods       sometimes
•   Mythbusters                    •   Some are based on true events
•   Abominable snowman             •   Dracula
•   Halloween-ish                  •   If you step on a crack, you’ll break your
•   Loch Ness monster – Nessie         mother’s back
•   Big Foot                       •   Weird
•   Chupacabra                     •   How things are created or formed
•   Sea Monsters                   •   An apple a day = keeps the doctor away
•   Short story format             •   Ghosts
•   Can be long                    •   mystical creatures
•   Ghosts                         •   Turtle / Mackinac Island
•   Told at parties or campfires   •   Hero, warrior
                                   •   Big event or a person
                                   •   Spirits
                                   •   Passed down through generations
             What we know already!
•   Loch Ness Monster – Nessie          •   Talking animals
•   Gods and Goddesses and Monsters     •   Olympians and Titans
•   Not really true                     •   Cinderella
•   Labyrinth – human maze              •   Old
•   Paul Bunyan                         •   100’s of them
•   Past on through generations         •   Santa
•   Big Foot
                                        •   Tooth Fairy
•   Indians told them
•   Unicorns
                                        •   Boogie Man legend
•   Mythbusters                         •   Myths- might or might not be true
•   Magical stuff                       •   Pan
•   Include things that cannot happen   •   Aliens
•   Legends – events that may have      •   Jack and the Beanstalk
    happened in the past                •   Mythical features
•   Change over time
                                        •   Passed down by word of mouth
•   Easter Bunny
                                        •   Stories of the ancients
                                        •   Johnny Appleseed
                                        •   Elves
                                        •   Black Spot
                What did we learn?
• Ancestors saw things in real life   • Myths and legends = kind of like
  that scared them, and so they         the game “telephone” – they can
  needed a way to explain what          change over time
  was going on                        • Indians – stories symbolize
• Legends are mostly true stories –     different things
  or they have some truth to them     • Myths explain natural events or
  – exaggerated stories                 how things became/started
• They can be changed over time –     • Legends are about certain people
  the original story may be totally     who accomplished something
  different than the story we know      great
  now                                 • Both semi-true, involve
• Legends are focused on                supernatural elements
  individuals and their               • Hard to classify and often over-
  accomplishments                       lap
• Zeus – the God of all gods – was    • Bravery and extraordinary
                                      • Deep symbolic meaning
                    What we learned
• Myths do not focus on the facts        • Legends are semi-true
• Passed down from generation to         • Legends are passed down
  generation                               through generations
• Can be sad, scary, funny               • God of War video game is based
• Myths and legends can usually            off of the real Greek Myth
  connect somehow                        • Myths and legends are
• It relies on some sort of fact basis     DIFFERENT
• Don’t exactly know where they          • Literary genre
  started from                           • Legends are exaggerated
• Legends are about real people
• Thousands of myths
     Tuesday, November 4, 2008
• Check in:
   – Work with table partners to fill out Venn
     Diagram of Myths and Legends
   – Discuss
• Discuss vocabulary as a class and come up
  with student-friendly definitions
• Begin Lesson 2
              Myths                                      Legends
    •  Involves the supernatural                   •  Individuals and their
  • Natural occurrences – storms,                       accomplishments
             rainbows, etc                     •   Based on a historical figure
   • Reflect worries of cultures                    • Exaggerated a lot
• Explain why things are the way they              • Semi-truths to them
          • Greek Gods

                       • Passed down from generations
                            • Change over time
                          • Began a long time ago
                        • Usually told in short stories
              Myths                                      Legends
      • Based on traditions                    •    Based on semi-true stories
   • Involve supernatural beings                    • Exaggerated stories
     • Deep symbolic meaning                   •   Heroes and fantastic places
    • Reflect worries of cultures                  • Individuals and their
 • Explain natural events – weather,                    accomplishments
              nature, etc.
• Explain why things are the way they
               are today
                         • Overlap, hard to classify
                       • Traditional stories of the past
                      • Both discuss extraordinary things
                         • Passed down orally over
                           • Changed over time
                  Myths                                      Legends
•     involve things from the supernatural    •   Larger than life accomplishments by a
     • Ancients told myths as a way to                       historical figure
          explain natural phenomena                      • Semi-true stories
               • Greek Gods                             • Very exaggerated
     • Why things are the way they are
    • Reflect the worries of the cultures

                          • Passed down through generations
                                • Change over time
                            • Short story format [usually]
                              • Used for entertainment
                           • Come from the past, long time
              Myths                                Legends
   • Explain natural events like              • Semi-true story
                                        • Based on real or historic figures
       • Traditional stories                and their accomplishments
    • Greek God/Goddesses                       • Exaggerated
         • Supernatural
• Tell why things are the way they
              are today
 • Reflect the worries of a culture
                     • Change over time as they get told
                             through generations
                          • Can be true possibly
                       • First told by word of mouth
                         • Began a long time ago
                            • Used to explain
            Vocabulary – 1st hour
• Myth – story been passed down and changed over time that
  deals with the supernatural and explains natural phenomena,
  or why things are the way they are
• Tradition – the handing down of information, customs, and
  beliefs from one generation to another
• Symbolic – using symbols to make meaning or recognize
  meaning in something else
• Supernatural – existing beyond the normal, or visible, rational
• Culture – specific civilization, pattern of human knowledge
  and believes
• Simile – figure of speech that compares to unlike things (like
  or as)
• Metaphor – figure of speech that describes the likeness of
  two things (is)
• Exaggeration – increase intensity, to go WAAAAAY beyond the
  truth, to go overboard explaining something
           Vocabulary – 2nd hour
• Myth – an explanation of a natural phenomena like lightning;
  in story form, that is based on traditions, and has a symbolic
• Tradition – beliefs and customs passed down through
• Symbolic – using symbols to represent something else; to help
  us understand meanings
• Supernatural – beyond what is natural, not real, can be made-
  up, unexplainable
• Culture – beliefs and religions of people; their way of life
• Simile – figurative language that compares two things using
  the words LIKE or AS
• Metaphor – figurative language that describes or compares
  two unlike things [using symbolism], and uses the word IS
• Exaggeration – to go WAAAAYYYYYYYY over the truth
                   Vocab 3rd hour
• Myth – a short story with deep symbolic meaning that is
  passed down through generations; based off of cultural
• Tradition – cultural beliefs and customs that are passed
  through generations, done over and over
• Symbolic – the use of a symbol to represent something else to
  aid in understanding the meaning
• Supernatural – unexplainable, usually not man-made, magical,
  not natural
• Culture – a group of people who share similar ways of life –
  beliefs and traditions and customs
• Simile – figure of speech comparing two things using the
  words LIKE or AS
• Metaphor – figure of speech describing or comparing two
  things using the word IS
• Exaggeration – going WAAAAAAYYYYY beyond the truth
               Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Book orders due next Friday! If you do not want your epitaphs, I
                        will take them.
• Check in – finish up homework (questions 1,2,3 and 2
  questions on the other side), or silent read
• Discuss first page of Lesson 2
   – What is a hero?
   – Who are some of your heroes?
   – What characteristics should heroes posses?
• Discuss page 2 with your table partners – then share a few
• Groups discuss article summaries together
• Groups share with the class their summaries, other students
  take notes on summaries
   – Teacher can type up notes on ppt.
• Students answer last two questions on their own
• Students turn in Lessons 1 & 2
• Brain pop video – if time
                          What is a hero?
•   Someone who inspires you
•   Someone who saves the lives of others
•   Someone who saves the day
•   Puts others before themselves
•   Helps people
•   Always there when you need them
•   Helpful who solves problems, without asking for anything in return
•   Look up to them, be thankful for them
•   Steps in to help, does something to appreciate
•   Good role model
•   Risks lives to save people
•   Stands out in your eyes
•   Does something amazing
•   Of interest to you
•   Sticks up for you
•   Helps through tragedy
•   Does nice things for you or others
      Who are some of your heroes?
•   Pets
                                              •   Best friend
•   cousin
                                              •   Family
•   Friends
                                              •   Superman
•   Soldiers
                                              •   Siblings
•   Grandmas/grandpas
                                              •   Batman
•   Parents
                                              •   Celebrities
•   Uncles / Aunts
                                              •   Authors
•   Teachers
                                              •   Modern-Day People
•   Police officers, firefighters, doctors,
    paramedics                                •   Priest, church officials
•   Mia Hamm                                  •   Neighbors
•   Athletes                                  •   Winnie the Pooh
•   Ben Franklin                              •   God
•   Rob Drydek
•   Allen Iverson
•   Presidents
                         Personality Traits
                                      •   Reliable
•   Risk takers; risk their life      •   Honest
•   Go out of their way for others
•   Agility – athletic                •   Courage
•   Fun to be around                  •   Trustworthy
•   Brave                             •   Respectful
•   Always there when you need them
•   Loyalty
                                      •   Friend
•   Role model                        •   Caring
•   Intelligence                      •   Smart
•   Encourage others                  •   Responsible
•   Wimpy
•   Strong                            •   Cute?
•   Kind/nice                         •   Great personality
•   Think about others                •   Drive, mentally strong
•   Any size or shape
•   Patient
                                      •   Speaks their mind
•   Protective                        •   Work under pressure
•   Charitable                        •   Helpful
•   Common sense                      •   Confident
•   Determined
•   A good heart                      •   Leader
                                      •   loving
    Article 1 Summary –
• Mainly about men and women separated by
  floors, rooms, and dining areas in the Greek
  houses. Lived in same house, but had to live in
  different floors
• Split homes into girls’ half and guys’ half
  – Girls = upstairs and back; useless
  – Guys = downstairs and front
• Houses the Greeks lived in
• Roofs covered with tiles, clay and stone
  Article 2 Summary – Everyday Life in
             Ancient Greece
• Greeks have a lot of the same things as we do today, but the
  food and furniture is not the greatest.
• Golden Age – arts got really big, democracy
• Male-dominated = Athens
• Slaves (¼ of population)
• Often at war with itself
• Males = only citizens, got an education
• Diet was made up of bread and wine, fruits, veggies, fish – on
  special occassions
• Simple homes – no windows\
• Spent majority of the day outdoors
   Article 3 Summary – Ancient Greek
• Bad place to live
• Mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes not a lot of fresh
  water = made it hard to live there
• Wars, stealing
• Physically fit
• Had to survive and make a living
• Used their great sailing skills to survive, depended on
  fishing, trading, and piracy
• Used earthquakes to communicate with the gods
• Bad soil for crops
    Article 4 Summary – Greek Men and
•   Men – workers, hunting, fighters
•   Women – attended festivities
•   Slaves – housework / bodyguard
•   Guys were better than girls
•   Girls were limited to freedom, could not socialize
•   Guys = government (having fun)
•   Girls = chariot racing if they owned a horse
•   Men and women were not treated equally
       So, what was life like for the Ancient
           Greeks? One bold statement!
•   It was bad to live there.
•   Bread and wine for a diet – no!
•   There was no fresh water.
•   It would not compare to what we have now.
•   It was really bad!
•   It was rough and really terrible for women
•   Bad soil could not grow crops.
•   Housing was terrible
•   Tough and bewildered
•   Utterly bad
•   Harsh environment, no freedom for the ladies!
•   Hard and not fun.
•   Bad, poor soil, not enough fresh water.
•   Not fair and challenging
•   Hard and difficult
•   Men had the good life
      Thursday, November 6, 2008
      Book orders due next Friday!
• Check in – Pick up Lesson #3 on overhead and
  begin reading notes and track your thinking
  (pen-in-hand) on the first 2 pages!
• Japan pen pal = come in on lunch today!
• United Streaming video
• Begin Lesson #3
  – Explanations