Friday, March 13, 2015

Greek Myth Movies By - Amol

Greek myths are stories which tell about Greek mythology. In Greek mythology, there are many gods, adventures, and lifestyles. There are many Greek gods. Some are Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Ares, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Hermes, Dionysus, Hades, Hypnos, Nike, Janus, Nemesis, Iris, Hecate, and Tyche. Each god has his or her purpose, and the myths help tell about their stories or explain the way of nature. Greek mythology is shown on tapestries, pictures; to illuminate the story and show a visual. One example of a very developed and famous myth is the Iliad and the Odyssey. Ulysses (Odysseus) is the hero of this series, leads a group out on an expedition to conquer the Persians of Troy. Greek myths were the ancient Greek’s answer to the world and its happenings.
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Leading Edge Academy, sixth graders, are privileged to be using their knowledge of Greek myths and culture to make an I-movie about a certain assigned myth. Students marveled at the start of this project choosing a group of about 3-6 people. They used Ipads to film and prepare the videos. The due date is Friday, 13; and students are already in the editing phase of their projects. The project was assigned on Thursday, the 5th. One thing that is amazing about this project, is that students are not only using the LE pillar; Building Partnerships/Shared Leaderships, but also are bringing/making excellent costumes which portray their role.

In Period 5 Expressions, Ivan, Try, Angel, and I (Amol); are making our Imovie on the Greek myths of Creation and The Titans. The reason that we are doing both is that both of them are small, however they both come with a lot of reasoning. Creation is a myth which tells about the origin of the gods, and how they became the new rulers of the world. The Titans, is a myth about the old rulers of the world and their life.

In an interview with Manelle Aruta, she said that this project was a fun way of learning new things. Another thing, she talked about how this project is a great way to work with partners. She felt that this project helps us learn more stuff about the Greek culture and their history.

From a student perspective, I feel that this is a great project, and is very fun to collaborate with other students. I love to use technology into my work, and doing it with friends. I also love that we get to dress up and add edits, as it bring life into the video, and to the production process of our video. Another thing, I love to use I-movie, and since we are using it in the class, it is very fun. Also my friends feel the same way that I do about this project, and we love to shoot our movie together.


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12 comments:

  1. I agree with Manell. This is a great way to learn things. The movies are very fun way to make the past (according to the greeks) very funny. Great job!! on the blog.

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  2. I also agree with Manelle because this a great way to learn new things and being fun at the same time. Great Blog!!!!

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  3. Great way to express thoughts on a student's point of view. Hopefully all of the videos turn out well, and I am looking foreward to viewing them. Our group is doing the story on Haiti and Porseponiese. Hopefully it's entertaining. This is a great way of showing our knowledge. Thanks for writing about it, and it's a good topic.

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    1. I agree with you Anshul this is a great way to see a student's point of view about this project and I think it will be fun to watch all of the other videos about their myth and we will learn a lot from it.

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  4. I can't wait to present the movies to the class! The movie were very fun to make. I felt like a real actor or director.

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  5. I think this is a good topic to do because all of us did this

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  6. I like this idea from Mrs. Meindl to have us do a Greek myth about actual myths and ours are pretty funny but as well have many facts about it. Our myth is about Theseus and the Minotaur and in my group is Ryder, Caleb, me, Cole, and Henry. Also great topic on the blog Amol.

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  7. Sai Srikrishna GujjeMarch 17, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    The Greek Myths in Expressions are really fun. I think my group and I did a great job. Good Blog!

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  8. The Greek Myths are a great way to learn about the Ancient Greek history. My group had a lot of fun making our movie. Great job on your blog!

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  9. Great job on your blog! My group had a good time recording our Greek movie too and the Greeks are so fun to learn about.

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  10. I can't wait to see all the movies on Friday! So far they are all looking good!

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  11. It was so fun watching all of the movies! I honestly loved all of them!

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