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Welcome back, future leaders!
For today’s warm-up please do the following:
• Grab your student log and notebook from the crates.
• Take out your homework – (yesterday’s Exit Ticket).
• Write in today’s date and objective on your student log.
• Open your notebook and respond to the following prompts:
As a farmer in ancient Greece, your way of life depends on
events in nature. Crops need sunshine and rain to grow. The sun
rises and sets, but you don’t know what those twinkling lights are
in the sky at night. If you don’t know about science, how might
you explain these events? Write one full paragraph.
Make effort, not excuses.
USE YOUR TIME WISELY!
Welcome back, future leaders!
For today’s warm-up please do the following:
• Grab your student log and notebook from the crates.
• Draw an X through today’s homework box.
• Write in today’s date and objective on your student log.
• Open your notebook and respond to the following prompts:
As a farmer in ancient Greece, your way of life depends on
events in nature. Crops need sunshine and rain to grow. The sun
rises and sets, but you don’t know what those twinkling lights are
in the sky at night. If you don’t know about science, how might
you explain these events? Write one full paragraph.
Make effort, not excuses.
USE YOUR TIME WISELY!
World
History with Mr. Golden
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Intro to Greek Mythology
Objective:
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FLWBAT evaluate the value of
mythology to ancient Greek culture
Agenda:
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- Review
- Greek god matching
- Guided notes
- Who do you pray to?
- We’re done!
Greek God Matching
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Time for another look at symbolism I don’t expect you to know who’s who right now,
but I’d like to see if you can’t guess just by
looking at the symbols in these pictures…
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What is Mythology?
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Well, we’ve already talked about it…
Remember Ancient Egypt?
What is Mythology?
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A collection of stories about gods and heroes
that attempts to explain
HOW THE WORLD WORKS.
What is Mythology?
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o Greek mythology (religion) is polytheistic
o The Greek gods live on Mount Olympus, the
peak of the highest mountain in Greece
Greek Mythology:
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o The king of gods
o God of the sky & lightning
o Overthrew the Titans to
take over control of the
universe and created
humankind
o Shape-shifting womanizer
with a passion for mortal
women
Greek Mythology:
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o Wife AND sister to
Zeus (ewwww!)
o Goddess of women
and marriage
o She was jealous
and spiteful
because of her
cheating husband
(Zeus)
Greek Mythology:
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o God of the sea and
earthquakes
o Brother of Zeus
Yeah, it’s a seahorse
chariot. What’s up now?!
Greek Mythology:
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o Tricked by Zeus and
Poseidon to rule the
underworld
o Brother of Zeus
o Symbolized by a
three-headed dog
(Cerberus) that
guarded the gates to
the underworld
Greek Mythology:
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o Goddess of the
harvest
o Watched over
crops, fertility,
and the seasons
o Symbolized the
cycle of life and
death
Greek Mythology:
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o Goddess of wisdom, military tactics, and justice
o Athens is named after her
o Burst out of Zeus’s head at birth
Sorry
Dad!
Greek Mythology:
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o God of the sun
o Rode his golden chariot, carrying the sun,
across the sky each day (sunrise to sunset)
NASA even named
the moon-landing
missions after him!
Greek Mythology:
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o God of war, courage, and
bloodshed
o Son of Zeus and Hera
I came here to kick
butt and chew
bubblegum… and I’m
all outta bubblegum!
Greek Mythology:
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o Goddess of love, sexuality, and beauty
o She was so beautiful that Zeus forced her to
marry Hephaestus to keep peace between the
gods (they’re a jealous bunch)
Greek Mythology:
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o God of crafts, metals, artists, and fire
o Son of Zeus and Hera
o Deformed at birth and cast out of Olympus
by Hera
Kind of like what the Spartans
did with their newborns, right?
Geee… I wonder where they got
the idea from???
Greek Mythology:
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o God of wine, festivals, and
general good-times
o That’s right, the Greeks pretty
much had a god of parties and
boozin’
Woohoo!
Party at
my place!
Greek Mythology:
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o Messenger god and guide to the underworld
o Patron to travelers, thieves and poets
The original
FLASH superhero
was based on
Hermes!
Greek Mythology:
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Take a look back at your notes:
BRAWN!
BRAINS!
Both Athena and Ares are gods of war, so why
are there two of them? How are they different?
Greek Mythology:
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o There were a lot of Greek
gods and goddesses, but
one thing all have in common
is that they have very human
qualities
o They’re abusive, lustful,
jealous, spiteful, reckless,
and generally just not all that
pleasant if you anger them
o Ancient Greeks believed that
if you prayed to the wrong
god, they would smite you!
Greek Mythology:
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Greek Mythology:
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Holy crap…
THIS MOVIE IS AWFUL!
We’re done!
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Make sure to put your notebooks in the crate
and your folders in folders, please!
Thank you for all your
hard work today!

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