Social Studies

Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes: The Stories of Greek Mythology

This ten-week course takes an in-depth examination of the Ancient Greek myths about creation, their most famous heroes, their ancestry, and the Twelve Olympians.
Brigid Johnson, MA Tufts University
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60 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 10 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Class Experience

Students will learn the major myths of Ancient Greece, what these stories reflect about their culture, and the influences they had on later writers and societies. For students who are already familiar with these stories, the course will enhance their foundational knowledge and advance their thinking about the purpose of these myths, overall.
I have an MA in Classical Studies from Tufts University. While earning my degree there, I was a teaching assistant for a classical mythology course. I tutored mythology during undergraduate studies and taught world mythology at Pikes Peak Community College to concurrently enrolled high school students. I have spent time in Greece and plan to study there again in the future.
I will suggest additional, short readings each week. While they will not be required, it is highly recommended as these will further the student's knowledge of the subject and help them with ideas and/or questions to ask during class discussions. I also highly suggest they spend some time studying for the final assessment.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There will be the final grade and a written report on student progress, participation, and behavior sent to the parent(s)/guardian(s) when the course ends.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Ancient Greek mythology has elements of violence and sexuality; however, these topics have been modified so they are age-appropriate and not at all graphic in nature.
I will provide links to short, scholarly articles that cover the stories we discuss each week.


Brigid Johnson, MA Tufts University
Lives in the United States
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127 total reviews
309 completed classes

About Me

Greetings students and parents/guardians!
I teach courses on Classical Studies that explore the history, archaeology, language, literature, and culture of ancient civilizations, primarily covering Ancient Rome and Greece, but I am truly a Romanist... 
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