07074 World Mythology - Africa and Americas
Instructor: Jessica Fonvergne
11 sessions from 01/09 to 03/20 read and analyze myths from Africa and Americas
This is a course that combines Reading, Analysis, and Writing short responses on Africa and Americas history and Myths.
A Myth is a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events. Studying those will help students understand some social phenomena that even impact today's world conflicts. Those knowledge will help students working on social study essay writing in middle and high school.
Textbook (No need to purchase the book, Chapters will be available in Shared drive)
World Mythology is a compilation of over 50 great myths and epics. Your students will gain an appreciation and understanding of ancient and modern cultures through myths and epics from the Middle East, Greece and Rome, the Far East and Pacific islands, the British Isles, Northern Europe, Africa, and the Americas. An introduction and historical background supplement each myth. Questions at the end of each selection prompt analysis and response.