Today we finished up our discussion of the Trojan War (see yesterday’s post for the PowerPoint). We watched a quick clip of the Trojan Horse episode:
Next, we talked about the Hero’s Journey. Here was the short TED Talk intro that we watched:
We looked at a few notes and handouts – here are electronic copies: Christopher Vogler – The Hero’s Journey and
Then we broke up into small groups and started work on a Hero’s Journey poster project. You will have all of tomorrow to complete it: The Hero’s Cycle Poster Project
After reviewing some of your graded writing assignments, we spent almost all of today on STORYTIME! As we are about to begin the Odyssey, we talked about the prequel to that adventure – the story of the Trojan War. Here is a PowerPoint with some notes about that story (The Trojan War), although I think that our discussion in class was much more detailed and colorful! If you were absent, you might want to ask someone to borrow their notes.
We actually didn’t finish this story in any of our classes, so we’ll continue on with it tomorrow. No homework tonight! (But don’t get used to that!)