Calendar for Kids on Campus 1998

McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois   60014
 
  
Meet in Room 213    
Salvete!  Quid novi?    
Discuss the big questions.  Share ideas about how to define the words   
  • myth 
  • legend
  • mythology
  • clan
  • narration 
Discuss the role of the clan narrator.   Overview of course, resources, projects, requirements.  
Clan narration:   listen to a narration of the Greek creation myth. 
 
Tues., August 4   
Meet in Room 213   
Post definitions on the  graffiti board before class.   
Salvete!   
Go to MCC Library for orientation.  
Choose Greek or Latin names from the WWW.  

Quod nomen es tibi?   
 

Wed., August 5   
Meet in Room 213   
Post definitions on the  graffiti board before class.   
Salvete!   
Share ideas about how to define   
  • artifacts
  • natural phenomena
  • emulate
Sequence the Greek creation myth.  Discuss conclusions from homework.   
Listen to the Greek myth of the origin of man.    
Preview Library research for projects. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   

Thurs., August 6    
Meet MCC Library   
Post definitions and locations and anything else which is relevant to the class on the  graffiti board before class.   
Salvete!   
Enjoy learning about the myths of a culture other than Greece.   
Search for a myth in that culture which explains the existence of evil or any of the big questions.  
Clan narration.   Volunteer anyone?   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Fri., August 7    
Class does not meet.   
Go to Kenos with a friend from class for a gyro and baklava.   
Share a few myths, laugh  a  little and enjoy the day.  Report back to class on Monday.

Homework:    
Bring in one or more definitions of the word "mythology" on note cards for the graffiti board.  Please cite sources.  Bring in books from home or from the library with some favorite myths. 

Homework:  Read myths of creation from around the world.  Look for similarities to and differences from the Greek myth. Homework:  Locate the following on a map:   Mesopotamia 
  • Babylon
  • Greece
  • Egypt
  • Rome 
Choose a myth to prepare for your turn as clan narrator. 
Homework:  Enjoy reading some myths this weekend.  Be working on your project.  Be thinking about what to say on the "Give me a piece of your mind" e-mail site. Homework:  Find or write a version of a myth which includes the educational as well as the entertainment elements of clan narration.  Prepare to assume the role of clan narrator Monday and render the myth to the class.
Monday, August 10   
Meet in Room 213   
Post definitions on the  graffiti board before class.   
Salvete!   
Use classroom resources to define terms:   
  • animism
  • fetishism
  • totemism
  • polytheism
  • monotheism 
Read handout on myths explaining death. 
Clan narrations by volunteer class storytellers.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   
   
   
   
   
 

Tuesday, August 11   
Meet in Room 213   
Post definitions on the  graffiti board before class.   
Salvete!   
Build a family tree for the Greek Pantheon.   
Group to specialize on individual deities using various resources including WWW.  Work together to create a presentation on this deity for the class.  You will have about 10 minutes to share you project on Friday.   
Listen to Greek explanation of the afterlife.   
Clan narrations by volunteer class storytellers.
Wednesday, August 12   
Meet MCC Library   
Post definitions on the  graffiti board before class.   
Salvete!   
Complete outlines of introduction to mythology.   
Possible project ideas are posted in the "Project Ideas" section of the site.   If this plan is too ambitious for the group, whittle the assignment  to fit  your time, interest and energy.   
Listen to a few ideas from Greek mythology about eternal justice.   
Clan narrations by volunteer class storytellers.   
 
Thursday, August 13   
Meet in Room 
213   
Post definitions on the  graffiti board before class.   
Salvete!   
Clan narrations by volunteer class storytellers.   
Share projects.   
"Give me a piece of your mind" snail mail form or e-mail.   
   
   
   
 
Friday, August 14   

Class does not meet.  Join a friend at the Olympic in downtown Crystal Lake.  While you sample the  pastitsio and lemonada, check out the decorations on the walls.  Greet the owners with "epharisto."

Homework:  Craft your clan narration.  Be thinking about which deity interests you for a group project. Homework:  Craft your clan narration.  Call at least one member of your group on the phone to brain-storm. Homework:  Craft your clan narration.  Get together with your group to complete the project. Homework:  Browse the Students' links at your leisure.  Share narrations at the dinner table.  Ask your family what they think about the unanswerable questions.  How does your family answer them. Homework:  Give a Roman banquet at your home.  Invite a few friends from class. Offer to transform a classroom at school to a representation of Mt. Olympus or the Elysian Fields.  Eat nectar and ambrosia.