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Enduring Stories: Myths Across the Ages

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Mr. LeCara
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(163)
Ignite your child's imagination as they delve into the enchanting realm of timeless myths, exploring their significance and influence on cultures throughout history in this immersive course.

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 9
LEARNING GOALS. 
  o Develop an appreciation for the enduring nature of myths and their relevance in contemporary storytelling. 
  o Understand the similarities and common themes shared by myths across different cultures and civilizations.
  o Analyze myths as a reflection of the cultures in which they originated, gaining insights into their beliefs, values, and traditions.
  o Enhance critical thinking skills by examining the purpose and symbolism behind mythological narratives.
  o Improve reading comprehension through the exploration of various mythological texts.
  o Describe the thoughts, opinions, and questions that arise as they read, view, or listen to a text.
  o Defend their interpretations of literature by producing in-depth, validated responses.
  o Extend meaning by analyzing elements of fiction and mythology.
  o Foster creative expression by engaging in writing activities inspired by myths, such as summaries, mini essays, and observations.
  o Cultivate cultural awareness and empathy by exploring diverse mythological traditions.
  o Develop research skills by investigating additional information, stories, and facts related to the myths studied.
  o Foster collaborative learning and participation through class discussions and group activities.
  o Deepen understanding of storytelling techniques and narrative elements through the analysis of myths.
  o Understand and appreciate that literature represents, recreates, shapes, and explores human thoughts and experiences.

By the end of the course, students will have gained a comprehensive understanding of myths, their enduring significance, and their ability to convey universal human experiences across different cultures and time periods.
As a writer and experienced English teacher, Mr. LeCara's passion for mythology is evident in his deep appreciation and respect for these ancient stories. In this course, students will go beyond simply accessing ancient myths and embark on an exciting journey to explore stories that have been passed down through different cultures. They will discover the remarkable similarities that exist across these myths, including shared characters and themes, transcending geographical boundaries. Beyond uncovering the connections between ancient myths and contemporary works in film, literature, advertising, and even space exploration, Mr. LeCara's ultimate goal is to ignite a love for mythology that inspires students to explore diverse cultures and narratives. What is covered in this course is just the tip of the iceberg, revealing a vast and interconnected tapestry of wonderfully crafted and captivating narratives.
Homework Offered
HOME ACTIVITIES --Readings --Summaries --Guided Reading Questions --Reflections
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
LEARNING PROGRESS WILL BE ASSESSED BY o engagement o the completion of reading assignments o coming to class prepared with summaries, questions, and any other noted observations/connections to modern-day stories and/or shared human experience o their answers to guided reading questions **Parents are encouraged to contact the teacher if they wish their learners to complete any extended assignments, such as a more formal essay assignment or an actual assessment to demonstrate learning and growth.
Grades Offered
TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE CLASS, LEARNERS WILL NEED:
  --Knowledge and familiarity with how to access Outschool.
  --Knowledge and familiarity with the main class page and learner area on Outschool.
  --Knowledge and familiarity with replying to posts on Outschool.
  --Knowledge and familiarity with how to upload images and documents to Outschool.
  --Writing materials such as notebooks, pens, and pencils.
  --Materials or resources shared by the instructor during the class, which may include handouts, worksheets, or online articles.
  --Optional materials for creative activities, such as art supplies or props, depending on the specific assignments or projects given by the instructor.

NOTE: Mr. LeCara will post digital copies of the myths to Outschool.  Students are encouraged to print out texts, making it easier to mark up during their reading, discussions, and analysis. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(163)
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Group Class

$60

weekly or $180 for 6 classes
2x per week, 3 weeks
60 min

Completed by 15 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-16
3-10 learners per class

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