Welcome to 3rd trimester! Find your desk. Start getting to know the person sitting next to you.
Things you should know: • You MUST be here EVERYDAY!!! • Tardies • Absent (be sure you are missing class for a good reason). • Double digit absences…. • Absent the day of a summative… • DEADLINES
Things you should know: • Bags on floor • No candy, slushies, or food. Bottles only. • Obviously awake and paying attention • Desk is not paper • Read things! • No throwing • Any seating concerns?
Introductions: • Me • You: name plus favorite myth or fairy tale (take out some paper to take notes)
Myths: Write down: • What is a myth? • What myths do you know?
Mythology: our definition (6th) • Story made up with a moral or a point behind it. • Story that has been told but has not been proven true. • An event that is said to have occurred but many think is impossible. • Lochness Monster • Big Foot • Supernatural Beings (werewolves, vampires, etc.) • Abominable Snowman • Yeti • Paul Bunyan • Oedipus • Santa Claus
Myths: why? Write down: • Every different culture, ancient and new, has mythology. Why? What role does mythology play in a culture? What does a myth DO for a culture?
Mythology: our reasons (6th) • Entertainment • Learn things about the way of the world. • Teach morals. • Keep culture going/alive. • To explain things they can’t otherwise explain.
Mythology: 4 functions Man vs. the Gods: The Metaphysical function • Explains: humans’ relationship to the gods, or to anything supernatural • Covers: • Gods and goddesses • Ghosts, spirits • Magic • Anything “unknown” or “otherworldly”
Mythology: 4 functions Man vs. Nature: The Cosmological function • Explains: humans’ relationship to the physical universe, or to anything we can see, touch, taste, smell. • Covers: • Animals • Plants • Nature • Objects like desks or mountains • Weather • Time
Mythology: 4 functions Man vs. Man: The Sociological function • Explains: humans’ relationship to other people and society, or how individual people should act in groups or relationships • Covers: • Social norms/ the “right” way to behave • Traditions • Values of society • How to solve problems with others • The importance of the individual vs. society
Mythology: 4 functions Man vs. Himself: The Psychological function • Explains: humans’ relationship to themselves, or how individual people should grow and change to become better people. • Covers: • How people are supposed to overcome problems in their lives • How to “grow up” • How to become a good person, how to be a better person
4 functions: • Quiz your partner: • Name all 4 functions • Name what each function does • Name what is covered under each function • On Tuesday of this week, quiz:
Write a myth: • Write a myth explaining gravity: • Should be a story (once upon a time…) • Should be something a small child would understand • Should NOT be “correct” or scientific. Pretend you know nothing about how gravity actually works. • You will need 4 highlighters tomorrow!
You MUST be here EVERYDAY!!! • Absent (be sure you are missing class for a good reason).