Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Join the Realm of Olympus Social Network!

Join the Realm of Olympus Social Network! With this new power, we can communicate and interact. We can bring the Realm outside of the walls of the classroom and create a more dynamic learning environment! In this virtual Realm, we can share what we know, what we've been working on and lots of ideas! I would really like you to join, which is pretty easy. There are a few options for joining. Details Below.
How to Join the Olympus Realm "Celly":
Option 1: Click on "web" on the above image. It will ask you to sign up for an account. Just use your google account.
 Option 2: Click on this Link to Sign up. Use your google account to create your free account.

 You will have to verify your email address to get fully registered. (Free, of course).

Once registered, you must "join" our Celly. In the box to join a celly, enter @olympusrealm

Monday, March 2, 2015

Democracy In Action: The Issues and Match-Ups

Use this Powerpoint to remind yourself what your issue is and what side of the issue you are one. Use the internet to research your side of the issue. Take notes on your notebook paper. Your goal is to gather evidence or facts or arguements that show/prove your side of the issue is the best one to vote for.

Democracy Overview Notes

Use this powerpoint to complete your Democracy Notes in your work packet.

Act of Service: Pay it Forward

It is time to give back. Just think about all the help you have given throughout your short time on this Earth? I am sending you out on a mission. A mission to complete 5 Acts of Service in one week (7 days). It is time to look outward, rather than inward. It is time to be self-LESS, rather than selfish. An Act of Service is something you do to help others WITHOUT being asked or told. Seek out ways to help and give back. Anticipate what needs to be done around the house. Be aware of opportunities to help. These Acts of Service do not need to be only at your home. They can happen anywhere. Just make sure you get a signature from the person you helped for verification. 

Act of Service Badge: If all members of your City-State complete their Acts of Service (5), then you will earn the prestigious Act of Service Badge. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

An Interview with a Mythology Character

You have all selected a character from Greek Mythology. Before you "become" that character and practice your speech giving skills, you are going to interview the character you selected. This is going to be an informative interview. You are pretending that you are interviewing your character in front of a large audience who came to listen and learn about the character. You will be asking the character questions, but it is okay for the character to ask you questions, if you want. The interview needs to be written like a dialogue, with quotation marks and correct punctuation. Also, make sure you show who is talking. Below, is an example for you to use as a guide.
Task: Write an interview dialogue between you and your Greek Mythology character. In the interview, your character needs to share at LEAST 3 things about themselves. Make sure you have your character introduce themselves so the reader knows who is talking. The name does NOT count as one of the three facts. 

DUE DATE: Sunday, March 1st. 10:30 pm.
Water for Sixth Grade badge. 
Me: "Hi! What's your name?"
Artemis: "Hello sir. My name is Artemis."
Me: "Wow! That's a cool name. My name is Dan."
Artemis: "Wow, that's a plain name."
Me: "That's not very nice. Plus, it has three versions: Dan, Danny, and Daniel. So there."
Artemis: "Whatever."
Me: "Why do you have that silver bow?"
Artemis: "Well, I am the goddess of the hunt and moon. So I take my special bow with me at all times."
Me: "It kinda looks like the silver bow Katniss Everdeen uses in the Hunger Games."
Artemis: "Katniss who?"
Me: "Katniss Everdeen. From Hunger Games. She's way cooler than you."
(Artemis draws back an arrow with bow right at me)
Me: "Hey now!!! Wait!!! What are you doing???"
(Artemis pulls back arrow further...)
Me: "Okay, okay!! Stop!! You are cooler than Katniss! Way cooler!!"
Artemis: "That's what I thought, you weak mortal."
Me: "So, do you have any siblings?"
Artemis: "Yes, I actually have a twin. His name is Apollo."

Me: "Why do you have a picture of a Christmas tree on your shirt?"
Artemis: "It's called a Cyprus tree, you maniac, and it's my symbol."
Me: "Oh, that's cool. Good for you. Well, I gotta go. Bye."
Artemis: "Ok. Whatever. Bye."
(As I'm running away): Me: "Katniss is actually cooler!!!!!"
(Artemis zings an arrow at me and barely misses. Yikes!)

Water for Sixth Grade Badge: All members of your city state complete this blog post, you will earn the Water for Sixth Grade badge. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ancient Quest Chapter 7: "I Climb Mt. Olympus"

Johnny is back! He has finished his break and is now on to his next ancient world: Ancient Greece. The big question, as always, for Johnny is: What will happen to him? The title is "I Climb Mt. Olympus" so we all know he will traveling up the mountain, but what will he encounter? What mythical creatures and obstacles will he face? Will he survive the mountain or will his ancient quest come to an end? It is time to read and find out Johnny's fate in ancient Greece.....

Read: Chapter 7: I Climb Mt. Olympus

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Picture Timeline of Greece

Many significant things happened in Ancient Greece. We are going to dive into the timeline of this ancient world and begin to understand what all went on in this world. Below you will find a link to the ancient Greece timeline. Some things on that timeline are more important than others. It is your job to determine what you think are the most important events and create a timeline to show that. Remember, BC counts DOWN from left to right on the timeline line. 
Events: Choose 5 events from the ancient Greece timeline that you think are the most important events of ancient Greece. Also, think about those items and if they have had an impact on our world today. If so, then I would say they are quite important. 
Timeline: Draw a timeline on your poster paper. A solid, straight, black line going from left to right. Place your five items on the timeline. Be sure to include the year it took place. 
Picture: On your timeline, for each event that you show, include a sketch/picture that represents something about that event. This image will help us remember the events. 
Explanation: On the back of your poster, list each of the five events you chose and provide a 3-4 sentence paragraph on why you chose each event. In other words, explain why you think that event is important enough to be included on your timeline. You may have to do a little researching to help you with this part. 

DUE DATE: February 26th, 2015. In class. Skyward Assignment. 
Points: 50. (10 points per event)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Real People of Greece: Crack the Code

Answer Key

Olympus: Realm of Freedom

Do you have what it takes to climb to the top of Mount Olympus? Can you navigate your way through the dangers and obstacles that lurk in the shadows? Zeus has disappeared, leaving Mt. Olympus vulnerable. Climb to the top, raise the Septre of Olympus, and claim your glory.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Results of Zhuzai

Click to see the results of 
Zhuzai: The Realm of the Great Wall.

Thank you for all your hard work. 

On to Greece!