Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Dear Mythology Kids,

1. For those of you that missed the Greek names, Roman names, Symbols and Domains I have included this information for you below.

Athena, Minerva, owl/breast plate/olive tree/spear/helmet, Wisdom and Strategy
Hephaestus, Vulcan, fire/hammer/anvil/tongs/ god of invention and creativity
Aphrodite, Venus, Doves/Roses/ sign of three/goddess of love and sex
Ares, Mars,skull/ helmet/dogs/sword/spear/shield,god of war and carnage

Hermes/Mercury/winged hat, winged shoes and caduceus/ messenger, commerce and takes the dead to the underworld.


1. Remember that your handout covering "your" particular Greek god is due on TUESDAY.

2. Test covering Greek Gods on MONDAY! You will see pictures of the Greek gods, and I will ask that you identify the god via their symbols.  You will need to identify the Greek, Roman, one symbol not shown, and two domains if the god has more than one.

2. Create Flashcards for the gods. You can use a 1/4 of the number that you create on the quiz.
 PRACTICE QUIZ for Friday's Quiz
Please identify the god by their Greek and Roman names, symbols not shown and domains (include all of them if they have more than one.) Some of the images depict all the symbols so identify the gods' Greek and Roman names along with their domains. I apologize that some of the images are slightly blurry. No clue????????












Tuesday, October 22, 2013

We started with the Greek Pantheon today!

Dear Humanities Kids,

If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. Students were given a new assignment involving the Greek gods. Each student had the name of a god attached to their desk. This god is important for your research assignment.

Each student was given some information regarding their assigned god. That information is to be read, annotated/notated, 5-7/pg/ ALL COLORS. In addition, students were asked to locate an additional internet or textual source that details information about their god. PLEASE do not use WIKIPEDIA as a reliable source. A valid internet source is Your additional source needs to be a minimum of a page in length. Please annotate/notate/ 5-7/ ALL YOUR COLORS. BOTH SETS of annotations are due on FRIDAY. have Zeus also have Zeus 
Please stop by my room, so that I can give the information regarding Zeus.

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Greek Pantheon SLIDES

Dear Humanities Kids,
If you missed class today, we started discussing the Greek gods. Please note the slide show indicated below. 

The Greek Pantheon - Pan - Theos

Monday, October 14, 2013

Tuesday, Oactober 15th, 2013

Dear Humanities Kids,

I hope you enjoyed your Fall Break! If you missed class today, we completed the following:

1. Each student submitted and shared their cartouche with the "owner" of the "immortality." Well done, cute kids, I am so impressed with your work. This assignment gave a much deeper understanding of this art form.

2. We continued discussing the following architectural forms:
1. Funerary monument of Hatshepsut. Please obtain this information via the Internet or from a friend.

2. We also discussed Abu Simbel (Ramses II) and the significance of Obelisks.

1. CER #1 is due on Thursday. Remember that you are discussing THREE of the FIVE Elements of Design for the body paragraphs. This will be a five paragraph response.
2. EXAM Covering Egypt will take place on THURSDAY. Make sure you review your graphic organizer. Place close attention to the following points, cute kids. If you respond to the questions, please DO NOT USE your graphic organizer. Use this as a pre-test, so you know your areas of weakness.
  • What was the primary focus regarding the ancient Egyptians way of life? What literary, architectural, and artistic forms mimic this belief?
  • Why is the scarab beetle so important to Egyptian art? What does the beetle symbolize?
  • Why is mummification considered an art form?
  • Why were hieroglyphics so significant to the ancient Egyptians?
  • Explain the importance of the Rosetta Stone.
  • What is the Ka? Why is it so important?
  • What is the Ba? Why is it so important?
  • Explain the evolution of pyramid development.
  • What are the primary symbols used in ancient Egyptian art and what to they represent?