Startup: An English dramatist named Christopher Marlowe said this about Helen of Troy, "The face that launched a thousand ships." What do you think he could mean by this statement? Explain why.
____________________________________________ Objective: Students will: * use context clues to write their own definitions for new vocabulary words. * write an objective summary on the mythological story of Helen of Troy.
__________________________________________________________________ Time for some Vocabulary!!!
__________________________________________________________________ We will be reading a story that deals with Mythology, first we will look to the myths that are alluded to in the text.
As you watch this clip on the summary of the Odyssey, in your notes, write down at least 6 key points that you could use for an objective summary of the odyssey.
Share with your partner your key points.
Lets watch the video one more time. Make sure you get 6 key points.
____________________________________________________ From your 6 key points with your partner write an objective summary of the Odyssey. Both of you will decide on the summary and both of you will write it down in your notes separately. Make sure you agree on a summary.
__________________________________________________________________ An Example Objective Summary.
The Odyssey is an epic poem of Odysseus' 10-year struggle to return home after the Trojan War. While Odysseus battles mystical creatures and faces the wrath of the gods, his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus hold off suitors trying to marry Penelope to gain the throne in Ithaca long enough for Odysseus to return. The Odyssey ends as Odysseus wins a contest to prove his identity, slaughters the suitors, and retakes the throne of Ithaca. __________________________________________________________________
Write an objective summary focusing on another allusion in the story, Helen of Troy. Your summary should be 2-3 sentences.
Helen of Troy
According to Greek mythology, the god Zeus fell in love with Leda, a mortal woman, and visited her in the form of a swan. Their daughter Helen grew up to be the most beautiful woman on earth. Helen married Menelaus, king of Sparta, but Paris, a handsome young prince, fell in love with her and ran away with her to Troy, his kingdom in Asia Minor. Helen's husband, Menelaus, banded together with other Greek kings and warriors under the leadership of his brother, Agamemnon. They sailed to Troy in a thousand ships to fetch Helen home.