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IRT Prezzi

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Introduction Journal entries 1 2 Book Review For as long as there have been humans, there has been stories, myths, and legends of the sea. But what if there could be fact behind some of these myths and legends? What if we live in a world full of living, swimming monsters, and we don't even know about it? In this presentation, I will try to answer this question. I will find out the truth from the lies and prove or disprove the three myths of the Loch Ness Monster, The Kraken and the Numazu. Fine arts Factual Text Narrative For my book, I read Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters. I chose this book because it looked like a very fun and exciting story. Also, my librarian recommended it. Could there be truth behind the myths and legends of the sea? bibliography QUIZ! The theme is courage and friendship over evil. The characters are Grover, A satyr (half goat.) Percy, who is half god, Annabeth, another half god, Tyson, a cyclops, and Luke, an evil half god. Percy, Annabeth, Grover and Tyson go on a quest to save their summer camp as it has been poisoned. The only thing that could save their camp is the magical golden fleece, which has great healing properties. They face many challenges but eventually get the golden fleece, saving the camp. Pop art Question 1. What three countries were the three monsters based in? Question 3. What type of squid has been known to attack boats and is a perfect match for the Kraken? Question 4.What is the name of the god that holds the rock over the Numazu's head? There are heaps of really awesome myths that I can study for IRT, like Egyptian gods, and stuff like that. I've decided that my question is going to be 'Could there be truth behind the myths and legends of the sea?' which I think would be really cool. I'm really excited! My fine arts is coming along nicely. I went to Tiller's art shop to get my art canvas and I was amazed at the selection on just about everything. I'm going to start sculpting which I'm sort of worried about as I'm rubbish. I'm starting my Prezi, which sucks because I have no idea how to use it. What are these monsters? THE KRAKEN The Kraken is a mythical beast that supposedly lives off the coast of Norway. It is a giant squid that brings down large trading ships with it's powerful tentacles and strong beak. There have supposedly been many sightings of this beast and the Kraken was starring in the movie 'Pirates of the Caribbean.' THE LOCH NESS MONSTER The Loch Ness Monster is a beast nicknamed 'Nessie' that lives in Loch Ness, Scotland. It is apparently a monster called a 'Kelpie' that legend says, invites children onto it's back. The children climb on, but their hands get stuck to the beasts back, and the beast drags the children to watery deaths. There are loads of websites on the subject, and there are many true believers who have claimed to have sighted it. THE NUMAZU The Numazu is a giant catfish that supposedly lives under the mud of Japan. When he thrashes about, he causes major earthquakes. The Japanese gods decided that it caused too much damage, so they ordered the sea god Kagoshima to hold a large rock over it's head, stopping it from causing earthquakes. Although every so often Kagoshima loosens his grip, and the catfish causes quakes. Although this story sounds hard to believe, I found it very interesting. Question 2. What is the nickname of the Loch Ness Monster? Myths and Legends Myths and legends have been around for a long time. They are slightly different to each other. A myth is a story which has been passed down from generation to generation. A myth is usually about gods or mystical beasts. A myth is not usually true even though some people (yours truly) do believe. For example a long time ago sailors were frightened by the sirens who supposedly called them to their death, or Medusa ( a snake haired witch that turned people to stone by looking at them in the eyes. On the other hand, a legend is a story that probably has some truth to it like Robin Hood, who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, and who was an outlaw. Legends often get exaggerated and embellished over time. Myths and legends are fantastic stories that are fun for families to tell to their kids. Men were screaming like young children as a tentacle the size of the mast came crashing down on the stern of the ship, sending it into disarray. Captain Charles heard the sickening squelch of tentacle on wood. He cursed creatively as his men flew past him attached to long muscular tentacles. "The Kraken!" he bellowed as another man flew past him on the ride of his life. Charles knew it's weak spot, the eyes, and he knew that regular swords couldn't pierce it's tough skin. "Well that was very helpful," he said angrily, and brought out his pistol. He looked up just in time to see a large tentacle smack him hard in the face, which sent him tumbling out of the crows nest and landing hard on his chest. He suspected that he'd at least broken a few ribs. His eye sight was fuzzy, and yellow spots danced in front of his eyes. He got up dizzily, and what he saw almost made him faint. The hull was cracked and widening down the middle of the ship, and in the gap, he could see one disgustingly ugly, blood red eye. Extract I had a lot of fun making my fine arts! Fun Facts I learned! * Squid can grow to the size of big boats!
* Squid ink is full of salt, which makes a good texture for painting!
Although, it is very hard to glue things on to it.
* Animals can predict weather conditions, like amazingly that catfish can sense earthquakes in advance with their sensitive whiskers!
* In the tragic tsunami of 2008, almost every animal survived, apart from the caged domestic ones, who lost their lives. 3 I'm really happy. I've done my first draft for my Narrative and Mr Smith said it was really good so it turned into my good copy. Prezi has been working well and I'm having a really fun time. Myth busted, plausible, or confirmed? Now lets pass a vote!

*The Numazu. Is it confirmed, plausible or busted?

*The Loch Ness Monster?

*The Kraken? Thank you for watching my presentation!
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