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When the bell rings, you are expected to be creating a definition for the word respect.  What does the word respect mean?  Can you note an example?

Greetings

Beautiful, Thankful, Great Day, TSHOM

Respectful, Responsible, and Safe  

Discuss the respect expectations.  

Review 3.8 paragraph.  Your 3.8 paragraphs will be your exit slips.  

Move to partners being mindful of voice levels and personal space.  

If you pick at someone in this classroom, are you showing respect?  

If you speak while someone else is speaking, are you showing respect?

If you are on your cell phone, are you showing respect?  

If you are refusing to participate, are you showing respect?     

Join groups and peer review.  

Review 3.8 paragraphs.  Move to partners being mindful of voice levels and personal space.

Review The Odyssey and the background for the epic poem.

Read “Penelope.”  P. 651.


An Epic Poem:  The Odyssey
Overview of the Unit
After reading, know approximately when Western Civilization began.  When was the Golden Age of Greece?  When was the pre-classical period?  What two great works of literature were composed during this pre-classical period?  Who is credited with writing these poems?  Describe the land of Greece.  What could the Greeks always turn to for inspiration?  

Western Civilization began in Greece nearly three thousand years ago.  The literary and philosophical achievements of the Golden Age of Greece, which lasted from about 480 to 430 BCE, had a profound and lasting fluency on Western Culture, but it is from an earlier period, approximately 800 to 500 BC, that the foundations of later Greek society were established.  It was during this “pre-classical” period that the two great monuments of Greek literature, The Iliad and The Odyssey, were composed.  
    Sometime after the end of the Trojan War in the mid-1200s BC, Greece fell into a Dark Age that lasted for centuries.  During this Dark Age, the country was poor and sparsely populated, and there was no system of writing.  Tales of an earlier, more prosperous time were told in the form of songs and poems, establishing an oral tradition.  
    The ancient Greeks lived in a small country with few natural resources.  Most of the land was rocky and ill-suited for farming.  The forests had been depleted by previous generations, and there was little wood for ships or shelter.  The mountainous terrain make the construction of passable roads all but impossible; messages carried by runners were the primary means of communication.  But the Greeks could always turn to the sea.   No part of Greece is more than 90 miles from water, and there Greeks became the foremost seafarers of the day.  They were fishermen, traders, and colonists of outlying lands.  
    Partly because of the contact these people made with other cultures, an increasingly civilized society arose.  For example, the Greeks, influenced by trade with Egypt and the East, developed intricately decorative pottery, monumental architecture, and netted an Iron Age of tool-making.  Religious festivals brought together nobility, artists, and athletes and culminated in the Olympic Games.  The Olympics, which were first held in 776 BCE, honored Zeus, the king of the gods.  The event was so important that even wards stopped during the Olympics.  Victors were crowned with laurel leaves and were glorified in poems and sculptures.  
    Sometime in the eighth century BCE, the Geeks borrowed aspects of an alphabet from a nearby land and adapted it to fit their own language.  The earliest surviving examples of Greek writing date to 730 BCE, although it is possible that there were earlier writing that have been lost.  The introduction of an alphabet allowed Homer to write down what had previously been only an oral account of perhaps the greatest event in Greek history:  the Trojan War.  
    Little is known about the Trojan War except for what is revealed in the epics of Homer and Virgil, and even there, many detains are disputed.  Until well into the nineteenth century, most scholars assumed that the entire conflict was a legend with no basis in fact, but the late nineteenth-century expeditions of the German archaeologist Shliemann culminated in the discovery of ruins that are now generally accepted as being the original site of Troy.  The ruins are located in present day Turkey and reveal that at least seven cities were built and destroyed on the same site.  One of them is believed to be the Troy that Homer described.  Since this discovery, the Trojan War has come to be accepted as an historical event, but the actual causes and progress of the war remain the subject of much speculation.  
    The earliest Greek writings continued the oral tradition of the Dark Age and consisted of oral poetry that was recorded in writing rather than a deliberate attempt to create literature.  Some scholars maintain that Homer was an exceptional poet who was not literate himself but who sang or dictated his great epics to a scribe who did the actual writing.  Whatever their origin, The Iliad and The Odyssey mark the beginnings of Western literature, and their profound influence on the Greeks and the rest of Europe remains unsurpassed.
    Following Homer’s time, literacy spread quickly throughout the city-states of Greece.  By the fourth century BCE, the Greeks had developed nearly every. Important form of Western discourse, including epic poetry, history, philosophy, and drama (both tragedy and comedy). 


An Epic Poem:  The Odyssey
Overview of the Unit

Western Civilization began in __________ nearly __________ thousand years ago.  The literary and philosophical achievements of the Golden Age of Greece, which lasted from about 480 to 430 BCE, had a profound and lasting fluency on Western Culture, but it is from an earlier period, approximately 800 to 500 BC, that the foundations of later Greek society were established.  It was during this “pre-classical” period that the two great monuments of Greek literature, The ________ and The ____________, were composed.  
    Sometime after the end of the _________ _______ in the mid-1200s BC, Greece fell into a _____ _____ that lasted for centuries.  During this Dark Age, the country was poor and sparsely populated, and there was no system of writing.  Tales of an earlier, more prosperous time were told in the form of songs and ____________, establishing an oral tradition.  
    The ancient Greeks lived in a small country with few natural resources.  Most of the land was rocky and ill-suited for farming.  The forests had been depleted by previous generations, and there was little wood for ships or shelter.  The mountainous terrain make the construction of passable roads all but impossible; messages carried by __________ were the primary means of communication.  But the Greeks could always turn to the _________.   No part of Greece is more than __ miles from water, and there Greeks became the foremost seafarers of the day.  They were fishermen, traders, and colonists of outlying lands.  
    Partly because of the contact these people made with other cultures, an increasingly ________ society arose.  For example, the Greeks, influenced by trade with _______ and the East, developed intricately decorative __________, monumental architecture, and netted an Iron Age of tool-making.  Religious festivals brought together nobility, artists, and athletes and culminated in the _________ Games.  The Olympics, which were first held in ____ ____, honored ______, the king of the gods.  The event was so important that even wards stopped during the Olympics.  Victors were crowned with laurel leaves and were glorified in poems and sculptures.  
    Sometime in the eighth century BCE, the Geeks borrowed aspects of an ________ from a nearby land and adapted it to fit their own language.  The earliest surviving examples of Greek writing date to 730 BCE, although it is possible that there were earlier writing that have been lost.  The introduction of an alphabet allowed ________  to write down what had previously been only an oral account of perhaps the greatest event in Greek history:  the _______ ________.  
    Little is known about the Trojan War except for what is revealed in the epics of _______ and Virgil, and even there, many detains are disputed.  Until well into the nineteenth century, most scholars assumed that the entire conflict was a ________ with no basis in fact, but the late nineteenth-century expeditions of the __________ archaeologist Shliemann culminated in the discovery of ruins that are now generally accepted as being the original site of _______.  The ruins are located in present day _______ and reveal that at least seven cities were built and destroyed on the same site.  One of them is believed to be the Troy that Homer described.  Since this discovery, the Trojan War has come to be accepted as an historical event, but the actual causes and progress of the war remain the subject of much speculation.  
    The earliest Greek writings continued the oral tradition of the Dark Age and consisted of oral poetry that was recorded in writing rather than a deliberate attempt to create literature.  Some scholars maintain that Homer was an exceptional poet who was not literate himself but who sang or dictated his great epics to a scribe who did the actual writing.  Whatever their origin, The Iliad and The Odyssey mark the beginnings of Western literature, and their profound influence on the Greeks and the rest of Europe remains unsurpassed.
    Following Homer’s time, literacy spread quickly throughout the city-states of Greece.  By the fourth century BCE, the Greeks had developed nearly every. Important form of Western discourse, including epic poetry, history, philosophy, and drama (both tragedy and comedy). 

 

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Bell Work:  How do you predict the suitors will treat the disguised Odysseus?  Explain your reasoning?  Was there any foreshadowing? 

Answer attendance with an adverb. 

https://www.mobap.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/list_of_adverbs.pdf

Complete questions on page 636. 

Read "Argos" and "The Suitors." 

Vocabulary:  “I have . . . Who has?”

Continue 3.8 paragraphs.

Exit Slips. 

Resources:  Text, Chrome Books, Notebooks, Pencils. 

Higher Order Questions:  To what extent do you shape your own destiny, and how much is down to fate?

Lesson:  Bell Work, Attendance, Review, Continue the questions.  Continue The Odyssey. 

Exit Slip, Closing:  I have . . . Who has? 

Participation (Lead and Follow)

Violations

  1. Choosing to speak without permission and interrupt other community members.
  2. Choosing not to follow clear instructions.
  3. Choosing not to listen. 
  4. Choosing to disrupt class. 
  5. Choosing to use foul, vulgar, or inappropriate language.
  6. Choosing not to communicate with in a voluble manner in classroom discussions.
  7. Choosing to be excessively voluble during group work. 

Good Topic Sentences for 3.8 Paragraph (Abstract Nouns)

                 ____________, I miss your honesty, kindness, and sense of humor.  I read your letter again last night.  While I don’t think you are really as mean as you say, I hope never to provoke your anger.  I also appreciated the validity of your comments about my jokes.  Even though all of them aren’t funny, you made me feel like I should keep telling jokes anyway.  You always took my comments about your hair well.  I appreciate that, because not everyone can be part of a joke and not get upset.  In other words, I miss you.     

 

       You need honestly, courage, and bravery.

 

       A good leader has respect, bravery, and loyalty. 

 

       My girlfriend gives me her honesty, kindness, and a good sense of humor.

 

       A good leader shows respect, honesty, and bravery.

 

       I am honest, kind, and loving. 

       A good grandparent demonstrates a sense of humor, love, and kindness. 

 

       __________, I miss your humor, childish actions, and your kindness.  

 

       My mom has kindness, respect, and encouragement. 

 

       As a leader, ____________ demonstrates honesty, kindness, and determination. 

You Are Here

Subjective Historical and Artistic Periods

 

  1. Some scholars date the beginning of Western Civilization from 3100 BCE to 500 CE, or 3100 BC to 500 AD.*  This period includes the Trojan War, Homer popularizing the story of that war with is epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey.  Greek children learned about religion, public speaking, storytelling, morals, hospitality, and more by studying these epics.  The literature of Ancient Greece was mirrored in the art.  Artistic figures that were probably copied from Ancient Egypt went from being one dimensional to two and three dimensional, with the figures appearing far more realistic and human than the images in Egypt.  Later, Socrates, one of the first major philosophers, sometimes alluded to the epics in discussions and questions about knowledge.  Plato, one of Socrates students, wrote about Socrates in his dialogues.  Socrates, in contrast, wrote nothing.  Greece often gets credit for the development of democracy, poetry, drama, philosophy, and so much more.  Rome conquered Greece, and enslaved many of the Greeks.  The Romans even adopted and renamed the Greeks’ gods.  The Roman Empire grew, evolved, decayed, and then fell in 476 CE.  

     

    *BCE stands for before Common Era, and CE stands for Common Era.  A growing number of people have adopted these terms to replace BC and AD (commonly referred to as Before Christ and After Death) as the world becomes more of a connected community with a need to communicate across religious lines.  In other words, Christianity is one religion among several, and the evolving notions in discourse encourage respecting all beliefs.    

     

  2. 500 to 1400 CE can be referred to as The Dark Ages, or Medieval Times.  Following the fall of Rome in 476 CE, large cities and civilizations evolved into manor farms.  Nobles and Lords ruled the manors, which were large land holdings worked by the poor who lived there, serving the rich nobles. 
  3. 1400 to 1600 CE can be considered the Renaissance.  The word renaissance means rebirth, for this time is considered to be the rebirth of the ideas from classical Greece and Rome, where democracy, poetry, drama, philosophy, and so much more began.  The art and literature also mirrored that of classical antiquity.  Important Renaissance Masters include Raphael, Donatello, Da Vinci, and Michelangelo.  

     

  4. 1580 to 1750 CE are referred to as the Baroque era.  During this time, the realistic figures produced in the Renaissance developed a more dramatic, dynamic, and emotional aesthetic.  Michelangelo, one of the Renaissance Masters, had a long life and a career that continued from the Renaissance into the Baroque era.  Rembrandt is an important artist from this period.  (Mannerism)     
  5. Some literature refers to the time between 1720 and 1830 as the Neoclassical Period.  Neo means new, so the Neoclassical Period was again a return to the ideas of Classical Antiquity.  One of the most important artists of the Neoclassical Period is named Jacque Louis David.  He painted a bevy of masterpieces, including "The Death of Socrates."  The American Revolution, the French Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Enlightenment also occurred during the Neoclassical Period.    
  6. Impressionism and Postimpressionism appeared from 1800 to 1900. During this period, many artists concerned themselves with painting not the image they observed, but the impression the image gave them.  Pissarro was like a father figure several artists who are considered to be artists of Impressionism and Postimpressionism. 
  7. Some label the span of time from 1820 to 1900 as Romanticism.  Art and literature of this time focused on feeling, subjectivity, the individual, and faith in nature.  Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in the early 19th century, and the book was first published in 1818, becoming an important Romantic novel, as well as perhaps the first science-fiction novel.  "The Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog" is a popular painting from the Romantic Period.  The American Civil War fits into the times of Romanticism, Impressionism, and Postimpressionism. 
  8. 1890 to 1960 can be referred to as the Modern Era.  World War I, World War II, and the Korean War all fit into the Modern Era.  Music and film began to eclipse painting, sculpture, and even theatre during this period. Technology allowed the spread of these mediums easily. 
  9. 1960 until this present moment (October 25, 2017) may be called Postmodern.  The British Invasion which brought the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Motown, and much more are part of postmodernism.  

Classical Antiquity 3100 BCE to 500 AD

 

The Alexander Mosaic

The Alexander Mosaic was found during the excavation of Pompeii in 1831 in the “Casa del Fauno” (House of the Faun). Today it is one of the most famous Roman mosaics. Measuring 5.82 x 3.13 m, the mosaic is thought by many to depict the Battle of Issus between Alexander the Great and the Persian king Darius III in the year 333 BC. Others however believe that the tableau shows the battle of Gaugamela in the year 331 BC, where Alexander the Great and Darius clashed once again.

The picture shows Alexander storming in at the head of his troops from the left edge, attempting to engage Darius in battle. But the Persian has already turned to flee, with only his eyes directed towards Alexander.

The Alexander Mosaic, independently of its fitting in the “Casa del Fauno,” was created in the 3rd century BC and based on an original no longer in existence. The original may have been the work of Philoxenos of Eretrea from the 4th century BC. There is also a belief that a Hellenistic painting was used as the model. The mosaic shows the magnificence of Greek monumental painting and four-colour painting.

Today, the original Alexander Mosaic is on display in the National Museum of Archaeology in Naples. An exact copy – identical in shape, size, colour and materials used – was created after several years of work by the Scuola Bottega del Mosaico di Ravenna and is now installed in Pompeii.

The above information comes from . . .

http://alexandermosaik.de/en/

Bell Work:  What do you plan to do when you leave Breathitt High?  What job do you want to work?  What do you plan to study in college?

Career Ready:  Please focus on your voice levels.  Answer attendance with a word or short phrase that has to do with literature so the class can hear you.  Work quietly when we begin our group work.

Bell Work-10

Sitting with your group-10

Being alert-10

Working appropriately-10

Joining your group-10

You can earn 50 points today. 

Join your groups.

First Period

Robin-Braxton-Parker-Chassity

Holona-Tessa-Jacob Swift

Mackenzie-Kaleb--Riley

Sarah-Jacob Turner-Andrew Mister-Hannah

James-Destiny-Jacob Stamper-Katlyn

Jamison-Jerry-Olivia

Second Period

Gregory-Travis-Dvonte-Tom

Courtney Bowling-Dylan Sizemore-Michael-Tyler

Frankie-Adrianna-Nick-Andrew

Enrique-Deandra-Chance-Malachai

Skylar-Alexis-Jack-Sabrina-Josh

Hayley-Jared-Shaunta-Courtney Mitchell

Fourth Period

Rhea-Clarissa-Kaitlyn-Jaylan

Tanae-Austin-Jack-Whitney

Trenton-Tabor-Leah-Nate

Mckenzie-Wes-Cody-Jacob

Ryan-Amos-Haley-Bradey

Burley-Paige-Lydia-Kaylee

Fifth Period

Chris-Dylan Terry-Braxton-Ethan

Jarrod-Brayden-Bryton-Tristan

Michael-Gentry-Maykala-Arlie

Bryan-Trey-Kendra-Timothy

Mikey-Eric-Emily-Zack

Caroline-Lane-Jake-Jamie

Seventh Period

Jeanna-Everett-Nick-Dylan Lucas (All the letters)

Joe-Megan-Justin-Allen (Chapter 1)

Noah-Ruthie-Jonathon-Russell (Chapter 2)

Brandon Gayheart-Jason-Ashley-Taylor (Chapter 3) 

Andrew-Kayla-Sierra-Kendra (Chapter 4)

Adrian-Chelsey-Jimmy Campbell-Brooklyn (Chapter 5)

Hallie-Tammy-Christa-Brandon (Chapter 6)

Crystal-Dylan Watkins-Jacob (Chapter 7)

Task One

Working together, decide the most important movie every freshman should see.  Do this Chalkboard Splash Style.  Choose a spokesperson for your group.     

Task Two ENG I:

Working with your group, answer all the items on page 616.  Post your work to our class.  Include everyone’s name. 

Task Two ENG IV:

Using complete sentences, summarize the chapter of Frankenstein listed by your group.  Include everyone’s name.  Post you work to our classroom. 

Prepare for Departure.  Discuss higher order thinking skills.

The earth is traveling through space at about 67,000 miles-per-hour.

Types of sentences link . . .   

https://www.scholastic.com/content/collateral_resources/pdf00premium/33/0439434033_e001.pdf

 

ENG I 

Bell Work:  How would you compare Odysseus and his men’s experience with the Cyclops to another story you know?