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Into the Woods: Frightening Forest Folklore
In this 3-week class, students will explore and analyze the frightful folklore surrounding woods in mythology, fairy tales, literature, and other media.
Jennifer Smith (she/her)
125 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 7 learners
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learners per class
$13 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 3 weeks
50 minutes per class
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- In this class, students will learn about the frightening folklore of the forest. We will cover frightening aspects of forest folklore in mythology, fairy tales, literature, books, and movies. Students will learn about the history of various time periods that led to people's fear of the woods and the context in which these frightful stories were told. We will make connections between the folklore of the various time periods and study literary elements such as theme, motif, and archetypes in...
Students will learn about and analyze frightful folklore surrounding woods in mythology, fairy tales, literature, and other media.
I am a certified teacher. I taught in the public school system for seven years. I am a veteran homeschool educator. I have taken several folklore courses online, and I have taught literature, mythology, and folklore classes to middle and high school students. I have also led literature workshops for adults. I am currently enrolled in graduate school earning my MA in English.
No mandatory homework is assigned in this class; however, I will offer suggested reading and resources for further study.
Learner progress will be informally assessed through class participation and discussion.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Some folklore contains frightening elements and violent imagery.
Teacher Sources: ATU Index Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell The Classic Fairy Tales (Second Norton Critical Edition) edited by Maria Tatar The Folktale by Stith Thompson Gothic Literature: various novels & stories Other books, movies, and television series featuring elements of/allusions to forest folklore
Jennifer Smith (she/her)"The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting." - Plutarch
125 total reviews
178 completed classes
I teach Literature, Writing, Poetry, Mythology, Folklore, History, and Philosophy classes for Middle and High School. I also teach a small selection of classes for elementary-aged students and preschoolers. I have a degree in Elementary...