Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Greek Gods Research Project - Research, Part 4

IWBAT research information about a Greek god/goddess using credible online sources.

Remember, always put ideas in your own words when taking notes.
Plus, remember to cite each source in MLA format!

1. Homework Check (5 minutes)Medusa & The Lightning Thief

2. Today's Overview:
  • Review aims and agenda.
  • Review required assignments (by end of class):
    • read Chapter 12
    • finish Quill lessons due on May 12th, 13th, and 14th
    • complete research -- all graphic organizers should be completed by the end of today! 

3. Read The Lightning Thief:

4. (10 minutes): complete the lesson(s) due this week, from May 12th though May 16th

5. Finish Researching
  • Use any of the sources, listed A through L.
  • Takes notes in your graphic organizers. Try to finish all of the graphic organizers today!
  • Next to each note, write the source code to indicate this information came from (A for Encyclopedia Britannica, B for Encyclopedia Mythica, C for The British Museum, D for, etc. -- see resources list below and match with the letter shown in the list).

6. Update Your Bibliography with Every Source Used (at least three!):
  • A bibliography is a list of sources used writing a research report.
  • We will cite every source we use, even if it's one small photo or piece of information. We must do this to show that our writing is credible and to avoid plagiarizing.
  • Generally, we start with the author's name, then the article title, then the publication name and publishing information.
    • example from Encyclopedia Mythica:
      • Tuccinardi, Ryan. 'Hestia'. Encyclopedia Mythica. N. p., 1997. Web. 12 May. 2014.
  • We can use a tool, CiteThisForMe, to help us create our bibliography
    • Press the logo on the site you want to cite
    • Click MLA and then Cite this page.
    • Finally, click Add to bibliography.
    • In your bibliography, edit the citation to make sure that all the information is correct (click the pencil symbol). Update the title of the article, author's name (if given), etc.
  • We can also use the bibliography to go back to our sources and reread our research.

Finished Early?
You may:
Research Sources: The following are credible sources for researching your Greek god/goddess:
A.    Encyclopedia Britannica: (username: kippbayview, password: ligers)
B.    Encyclopedia Mythica:
C.     The British Museum:
F.     MythWeb:
G.    Theoi Greek Mythology:
H.    Mythography:
I.      Myths and Legends of the World at
L.     Ancient Greek Gods for Kids:

HomeworkChapter 12

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