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Grade : 9 - 12

This course is designed to enhance understanding of mythology and its continuing influence on our modern world. Students will study mythology from various cultures, including Greco-Roman, Norse, and American Indian. Participants examine how some themes and character types occur over and over in myths of different cultures. Reading, individual projects/activities, and group work will be part of this class.

*This course may be appropriate for Gifted and Talented middle school students that meet all course prerequisites.*

Course Objectives

Students will be able to

  • be able to articulate recurring themes in world mythology.
  • be able to discern differences and similarities among various cultures with mythic stories having like themes.
  • be able to identify characteristics of major character types in various world myths.
  • build on their base knowledge of mythic stories (usually limited to Greco-Roman) to understand the importance of myths to the creation of culture throughout the world.
  • be able to identify modern interpretations of major mythic themes and characteristics.


Course Dates

VHS courses follow an academic calendar and run for 15 weeks:

Fall 2016
Sept 7th – December 20th, 2016

Spring 2017
January 25th – May 9th, 2017



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    Oh, I di8#1nd2&7;t know Morris was a Republican operative before becoming a Democratic one before switching again. That does put him in an even less flattering perspective.

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Duration 15 w
Level Beginner
Start Date Spring 2017

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