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Remember ask your partner before you ask me. Seat Assignments Week #5 3rd Period. Read: The Era of Early Civilizations and Empires Read pgs 60 – 63 Greeks & Persians Define: What is an Allegory? View Plato’s Cave: Small Group Questions:

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Read: The Era of Early Civilizations and Empires

Read pgs 60 – 63 Greeks & Persians

Define: What is an Allegory?

View Plato’s Cave:

Small Group Questions:

Would you want to be released from the cave? Why or why not? etc.

Monday, September 17th, 2012Analyze the governments of ancient civilizations in terms of their development, structure and function within various societies (e.g., theocracy, democracy, oligarchy, tyranny, aristocracy, etc.).

Daily Journal Time:

Hinduism Group will present their information on Hinduism

HOMEWORK: BLOG

Due 9/19

Why do you think religions exist?

* Write your response as a blog post. Be sure include at least two specific examples to defend your argument. At a minimum your post should be 5-6 well written sentences. Watch your spelling and grammar. Be sure to give your post an appropriate title.

The Odyssey

Reading:

Complete Books 15-20

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Overview Timeline of the Development of religions

SAS Curriculum Pathways:

Ancient Greece: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012Analyze the governments of ancient civilizations in terms of their development, structure and function within various societies (e.g., theocracy, democracy, oligarchy, tyranny, aristocracy, etc.).

Daily Journal Time:

SUB

The Odyssey

Reading:

Complete Books 15-20

HOMEWORK: BLOG

Due 9/19

Why do you think religions exist?

* Write your response as a blog post. Be sure include at least two specific examples to defend your argument. At a minimum your post should be 5-6 well written sentences. Watch your spelling and grammar. Be sure to give your post an appropriate title.

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Rome Inventions! What makes Rome so cool? QL 1375

Watch: Watch 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10 = 60 minutes

Make a list of the Empire characteristics

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012Analyze the governments of ancient civilizations in terms of their development, structure and function within various societies (e.g., theocracy, democracy, oligarchy, tyranny, aristocracy, etc.).

Daily Journal Time:

Confucianism Group will present their information on Confucianism

HOMEWORK: BLOG

Due 9/19

Why do you think religions exist?

* Write your response as a blog post. Be sure include at least two specific examples to defend your argument. At a minimum your post should be 5-6 well written sentences. Watch your spelling and grammar. Be sure to give your post an appropriate title.

The Odyssey

Reading:

Complete Books 15-20

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Watch: Engineering an Empire – China

Take comparison notes to Rome

Begin Blog on Argument paper, who has the best Empire

Thursday, September 20th, 2012Analyze the governments of ancient civilizations in terms of their development, structure and function within various societies (e.g., theocracy, democracy, oligarchy, tyranny, aristocracy, etc.).

Daily Journal Time:

Daoism Group will present their information on Daoism

The Odyssey

Reading:

Complete Books 15-20

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Socratic Seminar: Making Connections Books 15 - 20

Review Epic Story: How is a Story Epic?

Assessment: Hero's Journey

Final Assessment: Game or Brochure

Friday, September 21st, 2012Analyze the governments of ancient civilizations in terms of their development, structure and function within various societies (e.g., theocracy, democracy, oligarchy, tyranny, aristocracy, etc.).

Daily Journal Time:

CNN Student News

Notebook Test

Last 30 minutes (11:55 – 12:25)

epic definition
Epic Definition

An epic is a long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society.

-Sometimes called a heroic poem

-Beowulf , Gilgamesh, the Iliad, and the Odyssey are all epics

epics often
Epics often…
  • Concern eternal human problems such as the conflict between GOOD and EVIL
  • Written or told on a grand scale and often in ceremonial style
tragic verse epic hero
Tragic verse Epic Hero
  • -"A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction.” A tragic hero is a hero who undergoes a tragedy, such as Oedipus the King. He has a tragic flaw (pride) which leads to his downfall. He undergoes a reversal of fortune, losing his fame, fortune, and power to become the shame of the town. He recognizes that he is at fault for everything and comes to accept his fate.
  • "The epic hero participates in a cyclical journey or quest, faces adversaries that try to defeat him in his journey, gathers allies along his journey, and returns home significantly transformed by his journey...Epic heroes are superhuman in that they are smarter, stronger, and braver than average humans.
  • "Examples: Odysseus, Achilles, Hercules
  • An epic hero goes on a journey or quest, such as Odysseus. This hero is basically good. He must prove himself many times over the course of his journey and often has supernatural help.
epic characteristics
Epic Characteristics
  • There are 5 main epic characteristics
epic characteristic 1
Epic Characteristic #1
  • The hero is a great leader who is identified strongly with a particular people or society.
epic characteristic 2
Epic Characteristic #2
  • The setting is broad and often includes supernatural realms, especially the land of the dead.
epic characteristic 3
Epic Characteristic #3
  • The hero does great deeds in battle or undertakes an extraordinary journey or quest.
epic characteristic 4
Epic Characteristic #4
  • Sometimes gods or other supernatural or fantastic beings take part in the action.
epic characteristic 5
Epic Characteristic #5
  • The story is told in heightened language
some other epic characteristics called
Some other Epic characteristics called…

EPIC CONVENTIONS- Shared characteristics of epics that bards/scops drew upon to recall the stories they were recounting and that writers of epics drew upon to establish the epic quality of their poems.

epic convention 1
EPIC CONVENTION#1
  • There is an INVOCATION or formal plea for aid/help.
  • This plea is usually to a deity or some other spiritual power.
epic convention 2
EPIC CONVENTION#2
  • The action begins

IN MEDIA RES…

  • literally meaning

“in the middle of things”

epic convention 3
EPIC CONVENTION #3
  • The epic begins in media res and then flashes back to events that took place before the narrator’s current time setting
epic conventions 4
EPIC CONVENTIONS#4
  • Epic Similes- elaborately extended comparisons relating heroic events to simple, everyday events
epic hero characteristics
Epic Hero Characteristics
  • The epic hero is a “LARGER THAN LIFE PERSON” who embodies the highest ideals of his culture
epic hero characteristics1
Epic Hero Characteristics
  • The epic hero usually undertakes a

QUEST/ JOURNEY

to achieve something of great value to themselves or society

epic hero characteristics2
Epic Hero Characteristics
  • Epic heroes

“LIVE ON AFTER DEATH”…

  • meaning they are forever remembered by those who live after them…
  • achieving a type of IMMORTALITY
epic hero characteristics3
Epic Hero Characteristics
  • Overcomes great obstacles/opponents but maintains HUMANITY
epic hero characteristics4
Epic Hero Characteristics
  • Epic hero experiences typical HUMAN EMOTIONS/ FEELINGS, yet is able to master and control these human traits to a greater degree than a typical person
epic hero characteristics5
Epic Hero Characteristics
  • It is often necessary for the epic hero to connect/make contact with “LESSER” humans

in order to succeed

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Also…
  • The epic hero is an ARCHETYPAL character.
archetype
Archetype
  • An archetype is a pattern that appears in literature across cultures and is repeated through the ages.
  • An archetype can be a character, a plot, an image, or a setting.
the traditional epic
The Traditional Epic
  • The villains that try to keep the hero from his quest are uglier, more evil, and more cunning than anything in ordinary life
  • The gods or other supernatural beings take an active role in the story
the epic hero1
The Epic Hero
  • Great Stature- Larger than Life
  • Possesses the character traits most valued by society (i.e. determination, courage, wit, wisdom)
the epic hero2
The Epic Hero
  • Pursues his goal in the face of many setbacks
  • Has human traits and failings that make him seem like a real person

(i.e. too curious, foolish, tricky)

socratic seminar questions books 11 20
Socratic Seminar Questions Books 11-20
  • Compare this to other Epic Stories, does it see to fall into the requirements of a standards Epic?
  • How do modern day Epics compare to this one?
  • Are they still relatable to modern audience? If yes, how. If no, how could they be more relatable?
  • A decent into the underworld is fairly standard in an Epic Tale? Why is this? What does this say about us as humans and is there a lesson?
  • Does Odysseus seem more of a hero or more of a trickster character? Give defense to both? Can a trickster be a hero?