We learned about sound elements and took notes.
We watched The Red Balloon and analyzed it through the 4 values of film.
January 07th, 2021
Today we learned about the 4 values of film that we will be using to analyze films.
Then we watched a short film called Elefante' two times. You should be able to YouTube it. The second time, we watched it looking for one of the four values only. Then we discussed it in groups and as a class. To get credit for the day, just pick on of the 4 values and share your notes with me.
January 05th, 2021
We got to know each other and took a filmiliarity survey.
Then we watched Crash Course's "Movies are Magic" #1 episode.
We ended by splitting into 3 groups of 6 to teach each other about some of the early happenings in film using one of 3 pages of an article.
You can just read all 3 pages in the document below.
December 3/4th, 2020
We started with a think with ink on "The Dark Side." attached below
Then we started the Myth Bingo assignment on Canvas.
Pick 9 random numbers between 1-10 and then see what kind of myth you picked!
November 30th, 2020
We ran through the birthday dirge for the Vikings.
Then we shared parts of Odin's life in groups.
Then we learned about Thor! and compared him to superheros.
November 20th, 2020
Today we read the myth of Odin's Quest for Wisdom.
We also had a think with ink on wisdom.
We started doing research on 3 of 80 wisdom sayings of the Vikings.
November 17th, 2020
We translated our names into the runic language and found out what our names meant. We also learned about different last name origins.
Then we started a Mythical Mirror assignment.
November 13th, 2020
We read the creation myth called "Building of the Wall" and discussed it.
We also talked about power and watched a film clip.
November 09th, 2020
Today we started Norse mythology by talking about who the Vikings were, their gods, what their life was like, and what happened to them.
Then we had a Think With Ink on power. (attached below)
November 04th, 2020
This week, we are watching the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? and comparing it to The Odyssey.
We are also going to discuss the think with inks.
October 29th, 2020
We have been reading the script stories for The Odyssey and working on the 3 part think with ink that goes with it. (Attached below)
We read two poems which contrasted Helen of Troy and answered questions about the two poems.
Then we did part 1 of the think with ink for the Odyssey. We then talked about it.
We read summaries of Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone. You can find these summaries on Shmoop.com
We watched some videos explaining it better and talked more about fate.
Sept. 28-Oct. 1
We read the story of Oedipus Rex and then we had a think with ink on fate. (attached)
Sept. 22-23, 24
We got into groups and acted out various Greek myths.
Then we worked on our letter to a god assignment.
September 18, 21
We watched these two clips on ego:
Then we filled out a Think with Ink on ego.
We ended by writing letter to a Greek/Roman god. We did this on Canvas.
September 16th, 2020
Today we read the myth of Narcissus and Echo.
We did the aftermyth for all things love.
We learned about archetypes and the hero's journey.
We read a myth about the various loves of the gods.
Then we did an aftermyth for the Greek love myths.
Today we talked about the months and days of the week and how and why they have the names that they do. We listened to a podcast and took notes.
We also talked about the Roman influence on our lives in America today.
We talked about what love is and we read the myth of Aphrodite.
We worked on our "What Is a Classic?" paper.
Then we listed things that can be shared without diminishing it.
We read the myth of Prometheus and Pandora and talked about it.
We learned about the Greek and Roman creation of the universe.
We learned what a topic sentence is and how a paragraph works.
Then we started the "What Is a Classic?" assignment. (attached below)
We discussed what mythology actually means and why it is still relevant.
We were introduced to Classical Mythology.