Section 1: Myths

  • Below, you will find documents/links to our daily lesson materials from class. Please note that not all materials will be posted here. Some stories, presentations, and other assignments/related materials must be picked up from Miss Muhlbaier in class.

    Note: You will need Adobe Reader to open these files. Copies of the text will require a password to open the file.

    Introduction to Myths and Folktales

    2/8

    --Read and discussed "The Storytelling Stone"

    --Introduction to Unit 1: World Myths and Folktales (students completed Cloze Notes)

    --Introduction to Origin Myths and The Hebrew Bible/Genesis (students completed Cloze Notes)

    --Read Chapters 1-3 of Genesis; students completed a study guide

    2/9

    --Creation Myth Jigsaw: Students randomly chose a culture and read/watched its creation story on bigmyth.com. Then, students compared/contrasted the features of the myth they chose with the ones selected by their classmates in order to reflect on the significance of the similarities and explain what these similarities demonstrate about human nature.

    2/12

    --The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, Episode 2: "The Apocalypse"

    --HOMEWORK: Read this article and complete the questions on the back.

    2/13

    --"The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats

    --ASSIGNMENT: Write your own apocalyptic poem. Use this slideshow for inspiration! If you need help with your aphorism, see this site for a more detailed definition and this site for loads of examples! (These are the same links provided in the QR codes.)

    2/14

    --Unit 1/Section 1 Quiz

    --Start Unit 1/Section 2 (see Section 2 page)


Section 2: Fairy Tales

  • Below, you will find documents/links to our daily lesson materials from class. Please note that not all materials will be posted here. Some stories, presentations, and other assignments/related materials must be picked up from Miss Muhlbaier in class.

    Note: You will need Adobe Reader to open these files. Copies of the text will require a password to open the file.

    2/14

    --Quiz on Section 1

    --"Once Upon a Time: How Fairy Tales Shape Our Lives" by Jonathan Young (read article & answer questions; complete assignment)

    2/15

    --Introduction to Fairy Tales & the Brothers Grimm (students took notes on the presentation)

    --Applying the Ideas Present in “Once Upon a Time: How Fairy Tales Shape Our Lives” to a Fairy Tale (students will read one of the following fairy tales and use ideas from Young's article to analyze the tale's significance: "The Frog Prince," "Hansel and Gretel," "Rapunzel," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Briar Rose," "Snow White and the Seven Drwarfs," and "Rumpelstiltskin")

    HOMEWORK: Read the Grimms' "Aschenputtel" (Cinderella) and identify the components of a fairy tale.

    2/20

    --Introduction to Fairy Tale Types/Cinderella (students took notes on the presentation)

    --Comparing/Contrasting Cinderella Stories from Around the World (students will read one of the following Cinderella tales and complete a graphic organizer and respond to several questions: "Yeh-Shen," "Kongji & Patzzi," "The Wicked Stepmother," "The Golden Slipper," "Rhodopis," "The Baba Yaga," "The Hidden One," and "Maria and the Golden Slipper")

    NOTE: Most Cinderella variants were taken from this site: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0510a.html

    2/21

    --Fairy Tale Parody: Shrek

    2/22

    --Quiz on Section 2

    --Fairy tales: are they really for children? (Philosophical Chairs)


Section 3: The Hero and the Quest

  • Below, you will find documents/links to our daily lesson materials from class. Please note that not all materials will be posted here. Some stories, presentations, and other assignments/related materials must be picked up from Miss Muhlbaier in class.

    Note: You will need Adobe Reader to open these files. Copies of the text will require a password to open the file.

    2/23

    --Introduction to The Hero and the Quest (students took Cloze Notes)

    --Read "The White Snake" and complete the Heroic Journey Study Guide

    --PROJECT ASSIGNED: Due Monday, March 5

    2/26

    --Read "Thor and Loki in Giantland" (students completed Heroic Journey Study Guide)

    --Classroom Quest: A Competition

    --HOMEWORK: Thor vs. Trickster in a Real-world Test

    2/27

    --The Contemporary Quest: Finding Nemo (students completed the Heroic Journey Study Guide)

    2/28

    --Finished Finding Nemo

    --Hero's Quest Gallery Walk

    3/1

    --Collaborative Storytelling + Contest!

    3/2

    --Quiz on Unit 1/Section 3

    --Begin Unit 2 Part 1 (see new page)