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.)
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.