Click HERE for a digital copy of A block's assignment packet
and HERE for a digital copy of F block's assignment packet
A BLOCK SCHEDULE:
Friday, May 25 - Norse Mythology
Tuesday, May 29 - Hindu Mythology
Wednesday, May 30 - Egyptian Mythology
Thursday, May 31 - Yoruba Mythology
BOARD GAME DUE: Friday, June 1
F BLOCK SCHEDULE:
Friday, May 25 - Yoruba Mythology
Tuesday, May 29 - Egyptian Mythology
Wednesday, May 30 - Norse Mythology
Thursday, May 31 - Hindu Mythology
BOARD GAME DUE: Friday, June 1
One homework task is due Tuesday 5/22.
The second homework task is due Tuesday 5/29.
Each assignment is a 25-point homework grade.
Select from the following five options:
Option 1: Re-write a myth in 1st person POV. Take the role of one of the gods or heroes from your research and re-tell a famous myth that they take part in THROUGH THEIR PERSPECTIVE. Be creative and original! Include a link to the version of the story you found in your research. (Should be 1 - 2 pages, typed, double-spaced.)
Option 2: Create an illustrated, fully labelled map of the world(s) according to your research. Make sure you have accounted for the spaces humans live, gods live, & whatever concept of an afterlife there may be. Be clear, creative, & detailed in your design! This should be your original work - use drawing or collage techniques.
Option 3: Make a poster weaving together a gods’ family tree with a creation story. Design a poster that uses images and text to show a creation myth from your research, along with a central family tree of either the gods or heroes that you found in your research. This requires thoughtful design to weave the characters and events together in a way that the stories & relationships are clear. Do some planning on paper before making poster!
Option 4: Write and record a “theme song” or “epic rap” for one of your gods OR heroes. You can set your words to music/rhythms that already exist or come up with your own. Song/rap should have at least 2 verses + a chorus that is repeated. You can use things like epithets, repetition, alliteration, kennings, etc. to help you! Submit words + email a recording to firstname.lastname@example.org
Option 5: Write “bio-poems” for 5 gods/goddesses. Use the following format:
Four Traits of Character.
Relative of ____ (1-3 people).
Lover of _____ (1-3 things or people).
Who feels _____ (1-3 things).
Who needs ____ (1-3 things).
Who fears ____ (1-3 things).
Who gives _____ (1-3 things).
Who would like to see ____ (1-3 things).
Resident of ______.
Repeat name (or give alternative name if they have one.)
Beowulf close-reading TASK
2. Make 6 (small) illustrations from this scene, put in order as if you are making a comic.
You can do your illustrated panels by hand, or you can use https://www.storyboardthat.com/storyboard-creator to complete this assignment.
(Make sure you add frames so that you have 3x2 and save or print your work.)
Whether you go with the storyboard website or sketch your own images, you are not being graded based on the quality of your art, but on the demonstrated comprehension, detail, & creativity with which you bring the story to life through these illustrations. Get creative, be clear, and have fun with your work!
The full “comic strip” (all 6 illustrations w/quotes) is due on Friday 5/11 - please print at home, bring your original work, or simply save & email the storyboard to email@example.com.
Click HERE for the assignment sheet with rubric.
Gods & Heroes - world literature
This course dives into foundational legends and myths from around the world, investigating how societies have used story-telling to shape and transmit their identities and values. We will have the opportunity to do a comparative study of central texts and figures from a variety of ancient civilizations.