Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious math student who travelled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Algebra 1. Many cities did he visit, and many were the nations with whose manners and customs he was acquainted; moreover he suffered much by sea while trying to save his own life and bring his grade safely home; but do what he might he could not save his sanity, for it perished through it’s own sheer folly in eating the cattle of the Sun-god Hyperion; so the god prevented it from ever reaching sanity. Tell me, too, about all these things, O daughter of Jove, from whatsoever source you may know them. (Homer, The Odyssey, Book I) Your task is to recreate your journey through the year of Geometry. You are Odysseus, and your travels are through Geometry. You have encountered many challenges along the way. Treat these challenges as those of Odysseus, tell me, Poseidon, of what you have faced and conquered. What are the Lotus Eaters, what is on Cyclops Island, What was your Scylla and Charydbis? What was your Sirens or your Circe? I am wanting to see what bothered you, what made you have that internal battle of mind over matter. How did you overcome the struggles of Geometry? I am asking for a 2 to 5 minute movie of your Odyssey. You can have a group of up to three people. You may go this journey alone, it is of no bother to me. Now, for the return voyage home. This project will be done on your time, you may use the green screen room before and after school, and may borrow for the weekend if you need to. However, once you have borrowed it, it is no longer able to be borrowed by your group. Thus, remember to travel wisely as you create and document your travels. The project will be due to your instructor by Friday, May 3 of our lord 2013. We will show the movies beginning on May 6th and finish showing by the 8th of May. This project will be worth 200 points. You must have a story board turned in no later than Wednesday, April 10 of our lord 2013. The story board is worth 50 points (25% of the grade). Your story board will be created in pages using the
Tiera Nicole Shead
February 22, 2015
1.The story of the Trojan war was very significant to the Greeks. They thought it to be true, because it made them look victorious and saw it as a moment in time when all Greeks joined and banned together with a common goal, even though they were still unified in many ways . The Greeks enjoyed the performances of the strolling minstrels who sang the story immensely, particularly because the Greeks were portrayed as winning.
- Achilles from Troy-
The story takes place in the fertile, eastern lands bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and kept by the gods. Within the cradle of ancient civilization empires are built, wars fought, alliances forged, and heroes born.
Agamemnon (Brian Cox), king of Mycenae, has united most of Greece's kingdoms under his rule and now advances his army upon the nation of Thessaly, hoping to include it in his collection…
made appealing to modern audiences?
Task and End Results:
• Answer the driving question! • In a small group, create a front page of a “newspaper” for one section of the Odyssey. • As a class, create a modern day newspaper gallery retelling the story of the Odyssey. • Present the gallery to a group of critics who will judge whether or not your product makes classic literature (the Odyssey) and classic writing styles (newspapers) appealing to modern audiences.
English Standards and Skills:
faculties, distinguishes Human Beings from animals as it allows us to share, teach, learn and reflect. Long ago Epic tales were spun of war and love and eventually, as our Human civilization aged and matured, so did storytelling and the mediums by which stories are told. In the city-state of Athens the first theatre was produced and the first genres emerged, Tragedy, Comedy and the Satyr plays. Actors in stone theaters preformed the first soliloquies in front of royalty and peasantry alike. Philosophers…
War=Paris kidnaps Helen, wife of King of Sparta. Agamemnon Helens brother in law gets very mad and attacks troy with Achilles who was a great warrior
• Odyssey=Epic romance about Odysseus journeys-virtue is a better policy than vice
• Iliad and odyssey both describe social conditions of the Dark Age
• Iliad and Odysseus were basic texts of education for the Greeks
• Greece was a society based on agriculture (warriors and royalty=power, aristocratic heroes)
• (dark age) Greeks believed that their…
Sierra Club visitor center in Yosemite Valley, the LeConte Memorial Lodge from 1920 to 1924. He remained a member throughout his lifetime and served as a director, as did his wife. He was first elected to the Sierra Club's board of directors in 1934, and served on the board for 37 years, until 1971. Adams participated in the club's annual High Trips, and was later responsible for several first ascents in the Sierra Nevada.
During 1919, he contracted the Spanish Flu during the 1918 flu pandemic…