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Mrs. Kashima, Great Books Class, Period 5 Greek Gods and Other Important Figures in The Odyssey by Homer Report: Due Feb 7th. INSTRUCTIONS: You will make a poster with note cards to present to the class. A. Choose a Greek god, goddess, muse, mythological person, monster, or creature. Find the following information:
Origin of birth (how they were born, parents, etc.) a 8 by 11 picture of your god Family tree (parents and any other famous relations) Their powers and their domains (what they ruled or had control over) Symbols associated with them (at least two) One related myth that connects them to any other god, or any story that explains why they are well known or why they are known for something.

B. Next, research how your selected character is presented in Homers Odyssey or other myth. Read the myth and take notes. You will put your notes on correctly formatted note cards to turn in. You must have at least 10 note cards. Focus on the part that your character plays. C. Once your research is complete, you will take the information and design a poster incorporating the above information along with this additional information on note cards as well: Why you chose the character. What you like the most about the character. What you like the least about the character. Why I should like your character the most.
Make sure (as you research) you write down all of your sources (including websites). You will be responsible for citing your sources with an attached bibliography (we will go over this in class).

D. Requirements: A minimum of 3 sources you may have more than 3! You will also create source cards for these sources.
1 book source 1 research database 1 CREDIBLE Internet source

This project is due Feb 7, 2014 for presentations that day for each group. Mrs. Kashima, Great Books Class, Period 5 Notecard or Typed sheet FORMAT The following is the format for writing your report. You must print your notecards or type them in Times New Roman 12 point font. Make sure to double space the below information. Introduction for your oral presentation: ( Be sure to cite your sources on the back of each card in MLA Formatting.) 1. Make an interesting comment about your Greek character. 2. Tell how they were born and who their parents were. 3. Discuss their powers, 4. Discuss their domains 5. Discuss their symbols. 6. Tell the myth in your own words. Start the first sentence with: A famous myth that surrounds _______ 7. Be sure to focus on the part your character plays and how they contribute to the story. 8. Think about their point of view. Provide at least 2 direct pieces of evidence from your myth for support. (Dont forget your quotation marks) Remember to cite your source from where you found your myth. 9. Discuss the weak side of their character. 10. How does your character and myth apply to todays world. What can we learn from your character or myth. Conclude with an interesting fact, a thoughtful insight, or a lesson learned.

Works Cited Page (Bibliography) The Works Cited list, or Bibliography, is a list of all the sources used to help you research and create your paper. They are arranged alphabetically by authors last name, or when there is no author, by the word of the title (except A, An or The). [5.1-5.5] You would list a book in this order: Author (last name, first name). Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, year. Type of source. Example: Brinkley, Alan. The Unfinished Nation. New York: Knopf, 1993. Print. You would list an entire internet site, scholarly project, or professional site like this: Title of the Site. Editor. Date and/or Version Number. Name of Sponsoring Institution. Date of Access. <URL> Web. Example: Encyclopedia Mythica. 2004. 13, May 2004 www.pantheon.org Print. You would list the CHHS CD-Rom information like this: Hercules, Athena Classical Mythology. CD-ROM (New York: Mythopedia, Inc., 1995). CD-ROM **Where Hercules is written, you would put the name of your Greek character. This is just an example. Bibliography Page Example MLA Format 1. A works cited page is arranged in alphabetical order. 2. When you write a works cited page, you must write each source in MLA format. (See Basic Citations Sheet) 3. Remember after the first line, every line after that is indented. 4. Dont forget the little things (periods, quotation marks, underlining, commas they are important!) 5. Double space between each source, not each sentence. 6. Look at the examples below. Bibliography Page Example
Croatia. The New Encyclopedia Britannica: Micropedia. New York: Penguin, 1991. 2:192-195. Print.. Eco, Umberto. Foucaults Pendulum. San Diego: Harcourt, 1989. Print.. Franklin, Benjamin. The Autobiography and Other Writings. Ed. Kenneth Silverman. New York: Penguin, 1986. Print. Harrison, Patricia. Personal Interview. 19 Feb. 1993. Interview Kermode, Frank. Criticism Without Machinery. Literary Reflections, by R.W.B. Lewis. New York Times Book Review, 11 July 1993. Print. Leland, John. The Impolitic: Fashion and its Critics Sell the Same Stereotypes. Newsweek, 16 June 1996. Print. The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). http://owl.english.purdue.edu/. 12 Feb. 2008. Web.