Welcome to Greco-Roman Mythology One- quarter course Ms. Pelletier [email protected] Room 123 In Greco-Roman mythology, we will explore the Greek myths, including the stories of the Olympian Gods, nature myths, and the Trojan War. We will also learn about Roman mythology, including The Aeneid. We will consider the myths on their own but also discuss what meaning they may hold for us today. We will learn how knowledge of Greco-Roman mythology can help us understand allusions in literature, and we will study many common vocabulary words based on these myths. Resources: Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin The Trojan War (Homer’s Iliad) retold by Bernard Evslin The Aeneid, a re-telling of Virgil’s classic Everyday Words from Classic Origin First Half of Course Second Half of Course Olympian Gods Lesser Gods Nature Myths The Trojan War The Aeneid Romulus and Remus Demi-gods Entire Course: Greek Word Origins Materials needed: Three-ring binder for storing class materials A pen or pencil every day Your netbook or access to a computer Your imagination! Assessment/Grading: Classwork & Homework Presentations/Projects Quizzes & Tests Your grade will reflect your level of effort and work quality on the assessments listed above, your active participation in class, and your behavior and time on task. Respectful Environment Guidelines: Respect yourself; respect others; respect your surroundings. Listen when others speak and raise your hand to contribute. Always do your own work and give 100%, not just enough to get by. Be a positive, contributing member in our class. Be polite and thoughtful to one another. Take responsibility for your learning; seek help when necessary. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Tardiness & Absences: You are expected to come to class PREPARED with the required materials, ON TIME, EVERYTIME and be at your desk when the bell rings. It is YOUR responsibility to make up work missed due to absences. If you know beforehand that you will be absent, please inform me and I will help you plan your makeup work. If you miss a test or quiz while you are out, you have one week (seven days) from the day you return to make it up. If you fail to do so, you will receive a zero for that test or quiz Tardiness and frequent absences are unacceptable and will ultimately affect your grade and/or result in disciplinary action. Turning in Homework: While there will be ample opportunity to work in class, there will also be assigned homework. Homework is due at the BEGINNING of the class period. Major assignments that are handed in late will not receive full credit and will be evaluated on an individual basis. It is your responsibility to keep me informed of your progress on any late assignments. Makeup & Help Days: I am USUALLY available after school. Please make an appointment so that I can be sure to be available for you.