Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Theseus Activity

For the next two days, we will be reading the story of the hero Theseus, but we will be reading it in a non-traditional manner. For heroes, making the right choices is imperative: one wrong move and you're dead. Using the interactive format of this website, YOU will make Theseus' decisions for him and lead him to his destiny. You will die plenty of times, but Nintendo-style reincarnation will restore you to life, time and time again. Then you're free to try a different approach.

If you would prefer the Edith Hamilton approach, feel free to simply read the thirty page story out of your book. Fun isn't for everyone.


DAY ONE: Take Theseus through the first part of his story. Then come back to the blog and write about your adventure. (Keep track of how many times you die and include that in your post-journey summary.) You may start on part two today if you finish writing about part one. To save your place, bookmark the page you are on.

Go to the blog and write about your first day's journey. After you're done with this, you can go back and start the second part, which is much harder.

DAY TWO: Finish Theseus' quest. Then come back to the blog and write about the second leg.

Also answer these questions:

What is heroic about Theseus? What isn't?

How do choices impact a person's life?

Is being a hero easy?

Do you prefer this method of storytelling to a regular narrative? Why or why not?


GOOD LUCK! (REMEMBER: Try to have a little bit of fun.)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Goodbye, Seniors

Here's your chance to say what you enjoyed and what you didn't enjoy about Mythology.

Make a short post that includes this information:

What were some things you enjoyed about Mythology?
What were some things that you didn't enjoy?
What was your favorite unit and/or story?
What was your least favorite unit and/or story?
What was something that we didn't learn about that you wished we would have?
Any other comments.

Thanks for being such great students! Good luck in the future!