Presentation on theme: "Greek Mythology. Purposes of myths Created to give value to persons, places, and things. Created to give value to persons, places, and things. Attempt."— Presentation transcript:
Purposes of myths Created to give value to persons, places, and things. Created to give value to persons, places, and things. Attempt to explain customs, religions practices, and natural processes. Attempt to explain customs, religions practices, and natural processes. Mixture of morals, poetry, and history. Mixture of morals, poetry, and history. Teach humans proper behavior Teach humans proper behavior
Elements of myths Characters are gods, goddesses, men, women, heroes Characters are gods, goddesses, men, women, heroes Illustrates a theme such as adventure, triumph, tragedy, devotion, or vengence. Illustrates a theme such as adventure, triumph, tragedy, devotion, or vengence. Gods are immortals Gods are immortals The relationship that they have with humans is always at risk. The relationship that they have with humans is always at risk.
Greek Gods and Goddesses Zeus Zeus Poseidon Poseidon
1. An obscure little village. 2. Mortal eyes 3. Before the group that was gathered there she would not give in; so pressing her pale lips together in obstinacy and pride, she led the goddess to one of the great looms. 4. So soft and even was her thread, so fine her cloth, so gorgeous her embroidery. 5. Fine, soft thread and to weave it into cloth on the high, standing loom within the cottage. 6. “Stupid old woman,” said Arachne indignantly. 7. “When men look at you they may remember that it is not wise to strive with Athena.”
Actual definitions 1. Obscure: not well known or unclear 2. Mortal: referring to humans, able to die 3. Obstinacy: to be stubborn 4. Embroidery: art of working raised and ornamental designs in threads of silk. 5. Loom: a hand operated or power driven apparatus for weaving fabrics. 6. Indignant: expressing strong displeasure of something considered unjust, offensive, or insulting. 7. Strive: claim equality
During reading activity Story map layered book Cause and Effect Cause and Effect Question: see question chart Question: see question chart Connection: text-text, text-self, text-world Connection: text-text, text-self, text-world Prediction: Before, during, after Prediction: Before, during, after Review elements of myth presented in the story Review elements of myth presented in the story Evaluate personal lessons learned Evaluate personal lessons learned
Literary Elements MI Theme Project Verbal-Lingustic/ Musical: Theme song Bodily-Kinesthetic: Theme in a bottle Spatial: Movie poster
Verbal-linguistic/ Musical Learners Theme song activity Objective: To compose an original musical song that reflects the theme and mood of the novel. Compose a written paragraph explaining the relationship between the song and the novel. 1.Write a score use music notes and patterns. 2.Create the song 3.Justify connection with a written paragraph.
Bodily-Kinesthetic Theme in a bottle Objective:To create a symbol of the theme in the novel; to write a letter from a characters point of view expressing what she has learned as a result of her experiences. 1. Decorate bottle to display the major details and theme of the story. 2. Character letter written from the perspective of one of the character’s.
Spatial Learners Movie Poster/Trailer Objective: To create a visual representation of the theme illustrated in the story Arachne. 1. Include details that show the theme, conflict, major details, personality, and other relevant story elements. 2. Also, include a paragraph to explain your poster and how it illustrates the theme.