“We go about our daily lives understanding almost nothing of the world. We give little thought to the machinery that generates the sunlight that makes life possible, to the gravity that glues us to an Earth that would otherwise send us spinning off into space, or to the atoms of which we are made and on whose stability we fundamentally depend. Except for children (who don’t know enough not to ask the important questions), few of us spend much time wondering why nature is the way it is; where the cosmos came from, or whether it is always here; if time will one day flow backward and effects precede causes; or whether there are ultimate limits to what humans can know.”
-Carl Sagan from an introduction to A Brief History of Time By Stephen Hawking
hearing and reading your peer's reactions during class about the listed
quotation, what new insight can you add to this quotation analysis?
Please respond. (Blog Response Due By Thurs., Aug. 24th at 2:30p.m.)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
After listening to the Psychiatrist Counsels Vets With Odyssey Audio, what are you thinking about the The Odyssey? Please specify your thoughts using a dynamic topic sentence and supporting evidence. This blog response is due by 2:30p.m. on Thursday, May 4th.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Is there a mythology to Star Wars? If anything, what patterns do you see regarding Greek Mythology and Star Wars? What will you take with you to other subjects regarding Greek Mythology? Final observant thoughts to ponder about Greek Mythology? Please complete blog by 2:30p.m. on Thur., May 18th.
How is The Simpsons' video clip a parody and/or satire of The Odyssey and heroes in Greek Mythology? Please list at least one specific from the Heroic Code as you explain and defend your assessment and thinking. This response is due during class on May 9th or 16th.
Monday, April 24, 2017
What significant idea presented within The Iliad Educational Portal Link Video helps you establish a better understanding of the Heroic Elements: Heroic, Hubris, Guest/Host (Xenia)? Why? Please explain and defend your thinking using references to the video's content. This blog response is due by 2:30p.m. Thur., April 27th..
With reference to The Iliad/Odyssey Video, what did it make you contemplate regarding archetypal patterns? Homecoming? Pride? The hero? Divinities? Heroic Code? Guest/Host? Hubris? Other? Please quote from either text or the video. Please complete this blog response during class on April 25th.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Based upon our hybrid Socratic discussion regarding several Greek Heroes (Jason/Perseus/Theseus/Hercules), what patterns are you noticing? Do you now think differently about the labeling of a hero or heroine? Argue, explain, and defend. Please complete this blog response after our class discussion.