1. Complete the myth chart given last week.
2. Complete vocabulary test over 31 words.
1st period only
Work on myth project that is due on your blog on Monday, Feb. 7. Choose 2 of the following tasks for 2 of the myth characters we studied.
--Write a monologue for your mythological character and perform it (in costume) in front of the class
--Write/perform a rap/song/poem based on one of the myths or characters we studied
--Create a mythology-themed board game (e.g. getting Odysseus or Jason or other character safely home from an adventure)
--Construct a diorama or shadowbox based on a mythological scene from one of the stories
--Create a comic strip illustrating the myth
To earn 100%, your 2 tasks must
--be clever and original
--show full comprehension of the myths
--be relevant to the myths
--be professionally crafted or executed
4th period only
Work on myth project that is due on your blog on Wednesday, Feb 2.
6th period only
Work on myth project that is due on your blog on Thursday, Feb 3.
4. Learn new vocabulary for test on Tuesday, February 8.
- appease to make tranquil or quiet; give in to demands. I ate a snack to appease my rumbling stomach.
- approbation praise or approval. The new curriculum has the approbation of the school board.
- autonomous independent. After moving out of her parent's house, Maggie enjoyed her autonomous lifestyle.
- coalesce unite; grow together; combine. The public speaking club and the debate team will coalesce into one organization.
- eloquence artful or persuasive speech or writing. The politician's eloquence had a lot to do with her election.
- expropriate take from the owner; commandeer or confiscate. Their family's farm land was expropriated by the county government in order to build a new mall.
- equivocal indefinite; questionable; doubtful. The science experiment produced equivocal results.
- lampoon to mock or ridicule; a sharp satire meant to ridicule. Jonathan Swift wrote books and essays meant to lampoon the British government.
- modicum tiny amount. He needed only a modicum of sales experience to land the job at the juice counter.
- querulous whiny or full of complaint. The bickering couple's querulous behavior nearly ruined the tour for all the other travelers.
- vilify to lower in importance; to speak ill of or make abusive statements against. Reporters continued to vilify the actress for mistakes she made when she was younger.
- adulation: excessive praise or admiration
- affront: an open, intentional, direct insult
- allay: to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
- ambrosia: something delicious; the food of the gods
- amulet: charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
- aphrodisiac: a food or drug that causes romantic feelings
- archetype: the original pattern or model; a perfect example
- august: majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
- centaur: half man, half horse
- elysian: like a paradise
- emanate: to flow from, originate from, give off
- esoteric: intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret
- halcyon: calm; peaceful; joyful; carefree (origins in Greek mythology, when a mythical bird of this name laid eggs during a period of calm weather around the winter solstice)
- hermetic: tightly sealed; secret; obscure; mysterious
- incantation: a chant; a recited magical spell
- innuendo: an indirect insult about someone or something
- jeer: to tease and make fun of
- mercurial: emotionally unpredictable; rapidly changing in mood
- muse: ponder at length; N: source of inspiration (esp. of a poet)
- narcissist: someone in love with themselves
- nemesis: enemy
- nymph: a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden
- odyssey: long, adventurous journey
- oracle: sacred shrine where a priest or priestess spoke for a god or goddess
- plutocracy: government ruled by the rich
- quixotic: very idealistic; impractical; caught up in romantic notions
- relish: to take great pleasure or delight in
- saturnine: gloomy; sluggish
- secular: non-religious
- shaman: a person who is believed to have the power to cure the sick and forecast and control the future
- zephyr: a gentle breeze