You have read books from both the Iliad and the Aeneid. The following list of activities are optional extension activities for the two pieces. You may choose one activity to complete for bonus points towards your overall grade.
This is an optional activity, and it must be submitted to me at the beginning of class on the due date. The amount of points you can earn is directly proportional to the amount of effort you put in. If you are not certain how to complete something, either research examples or ask me.
No Activities will be accepted after the due date. NO EXCEPTIONS- even absence does not qualify.
You may choose one of the following activities to complete.
1. Compose and record something that expresses in music the idea, theme, or emotion of the Iliad or Aeneid, and briefly write a paragraph that describes the idea, theme or emotion. Turn in a copy of your composition and the recording.
2. Choose a character within the Iliad or Aeneid (could be someone / something you think would be either very difficult to represent or would be really popular in the media) and create a mini-public relations campaign that might include a press-release, media alert, media placement, executive summary, etc. that would promote that person, place, or thing.
3. Write a purely objective "news" account of an event from the Iliad or the Aeneid, as though you are a neutral reporter giving only the factual summary of information. Decide what is most "newsworthy" about the story and come up with a good lead. You may either write a news article or present me with a recorded version where you are acting as the news anchor.
4. Design a comic strip (at least 10 cells) or graphic novel that depicts events from the Iliad or Aeneid. It must be hand drawn and in color.
5. Write and illustrate a children’s story of an event from the Iliad or Aeneid. Your story should be at least 10 pages. You do not have to draw the illustrations, but they must be relevant to the story and in color.
6. Design and publish and infographic for the Iliad or the Aeneid. (If you do not know what an inforgraphic is, Google it.) Your infographic must have a specific purpose and audience as well as an intended outcome (it cannot just be a random collection of images and information). Be sure to write a brief paragraph explaining the audience and purpose on the back of your design.
7. Create a short script and enlist others to act it out. Video record this dramatic recreation and submit both the script and video.
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