Monday, December 5, 2016

World Lit/Comp - Week 12 update

Today we spent time reviewing the characters and the back story to The Iliad - and then read the final play of the story.  It's important for the students to realize that the story only takes place over the course of a few months in the 9th year of a 10 year war.  The apple, abduction of Helen, the death of Achilles, and even the Trojan Horse do not happen in this story! 

Homework:

  • Keep working on OMG project - we'll have a better idea of the due date in January (probably the end of January/beginning of February).
  • Iliad essay topics.  Due December 16 via email by 1pm.  There are no drafts to turn in - but I would recommend that you go through the steps of outlining and doing a rough draft as we did for the Heroes essay.
  • Read the hand out about "The Cursed House of Atreus."
  • There will be a quiz over The Iliad when we return to class in January.

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