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Greek Mythology & the Gods | Live Class (8 Weeks)

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Nicole Marie
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Over the span of 8 weeks, students will acquire knowledge about Greek mythology and deities.

Class Experience

US Grade 3 - 6
8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction to Greek Mythology
In this introductory class, we explore the genesis of Greek mythology, from the primordial beings like Gaea and Uranus to the rise of Zeus and the Titans.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Gods and Goddesses of Olympus
Focusing on the deities of Mount Olympus, we delve into the complex stories and roles of Hera, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Ares, Athena, and Poseidon, alongside their associated myths.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Exploring Divine Domains
This week, we examine the realms and narratives of Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Hades, Persephone, and Demeter, uncovering their significance and stories within Greek mythology.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Beyond the Olympians
Venturing into lesser-known divine entities, including Dionysus and minor gods, as well as mythological figures like Prometheus, Pandora, and Deucalion, we expand our understanding of the mythological world.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Celestial and Earthly Beings
From celestial beings like Helios and Selene to earthly figures such as Pan and Echo, we explore a diverse array of characters, including Asclepius and the Nine Muses, and their tales.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Mortals and Heroes
Delving into the adventures and trials of mortal heroes, including Perseus, Theseus, and Oedipus, we unravel their connections to gods and their legendary quests.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Trials and Triumphs
This week delves into the challenges faced by legendary figures such as Sisyphus, Bellerophon, Heracles, and Theseus, illuminating their heroic deeds and tragic flaws.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Epics and Sagas
Concluding our journey through Greek mythology, we explore epic quests such as the Golden Fleece, the Calydonian Boar Hunt, the tale of the Apple of Discord, and the legendary Trojan War.
  • 1. Gain a deep understanding of Greek mythology, including the gods, heroes, and myths that have influenced literature and culture throughout history. 2. Develop critical thinking skills by analyzing and interpreting the various versions of the myths and comparing them to modern-day interpretations. 3. Enhance reading comprehension skills by reading assigned pages and answering questions before each class. 4. Improve communication skills by participating in group discussions and sharing insights and thoughts on the myths. 5. Expand knowledge of ancient Greek history and culture through the exploration of the myths and their influence on society. 6. Develop an appreciation for the beauty and complexity of ancient mythology and its enduring relevance in today's world. 7. Explore the various archetypes and themes present in the myths and how they relate to human experience. 8. Practice research skills by finding additional resources and information on specific myths or gods and sharing with the class. 9. Foster creativity by creating original interpretations or adaptations of myths through writing, artwork, or storytelling. 10. Cultivate a love for learning and intellectual curiosity through the study of Greek mythology.
As someone who has studied Greek Mythology in college, I find it captivating and enjoyable to incorporate into my teaching. The myths not only entertain but also provide valuable lessons, making the learning experience informative and engaging for students. By sharing the extraordinary tales of Greek mythology, I aim to make my classes both educational and entertaining. Although I do not consider myself an expert, I have spent over three years studying the ancient sources and have developed a strong understanding of Greek mythology.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Homework
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: To take part in class discussions, students are required to have the assigned book and read approximately 20 pages per week. Prior to each class, they will be expected to answer discussion questions related to the assigned reading.
Handouts will be provided at no cost by me. The class book can be purchased on Amazon. Students can get the books used, paperback, hardcover, kindle, or audible.
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It should be noted that Greek mythology often depicts violent themes such as wars and tragedies. It is important to keep in mind that such content is present throughout the mythology. During class, we may use video clips from YouTube to supplement our learning, but rest assured, they will be appropriate for all ages.
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
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Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from California State University of Long Beach
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$150

for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
45 min

Completed by 385 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
2-9 learners per class

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