$240 for 8 weeks
14 - 18 years old
Session 1: Introduction to Greek Mythology
Students will analyze a family tree and character map as they learn about the genre of myth.
Students will discuss the family tree and which of the Greek God they recognize or knew about before the lesson
Pick one of the Gods or Goddesses discussed and see if you can find any interesting fact we may have missed in class. Be ready to share your finding during next session.
Session 2: The Odyssey Background
To prepare to read the Odyssey, students will read and analyze material pertaining to the epic poem and its characters.
Students will discuss The Odyssey to ensure understanding.
Start reading Book IX, Part 1 (pages 136-144) of The Odyssey to prepare for discussions next session.
Session 3: The Odyssey: Book IX, Part 1
Students will point out themes.
Students will guess the outcome.
Students will examine how the character is developing.
Students will study flashback in this portion of The Odyssey.
Read the rest of Book IX (pages 145-154) of The Odyssey to prepare for discussions next session.
Session 4: The Odyssey: Book IX, Part 2
Students will explain the plot.
Students will examine the choices the characters made.
Students will discuss how they relate from personal experiences.
No homework this week.
Session 5: The Odyssey and Word Origins
Students will learn the attributes of a myth.
Students will study word etymologies, Greek, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon roots, morphemes, prefixes, and suffixes to gain understanding of word origins.
Write a 5-paragraph summary of The Odyssey: Book IX.
Session 6: Hero Legend – Hercules & Perseus
Students will look at how Hercules and Perseus are characterized in the role of hero in myths and legends.
Students will discuss the stories and life of Hercules and Perseus
Out of curiosity, did you find any of the tales of Hercules or Perseus hard to believe? Which one and why? Answer in essay form with complete and well-constructed sentences.
Session 7: Greek Gods vs. Roman Gods
Students will examine the differences between Greek Gods and Roman Gods.
Students will learn the Greek and Roman names of the Gods and Goddesses.
Which version of the Mythological Gods and Goddesses do you prefer and why? Write a short essay response.
Session 8: Modern and Traditional Heroes
Students will look at the differences between modern and traditional heroes.
Students will consider similarities and differences to understand what a hero is.