ERIC Number: ED059212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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High School English IV: Comparative Mythology. Revised Edition.
Clark, Karen J.
This modular curriculum for independent study by high school students is a one-fourth unit credit course on Comparative Mythology. The aims of the course are to help the student to: (1) become aware of the orally transmitted culture in their lives; (2) become aware of the mythical element in all of man's history; (3) know the meanings of the following words: folklore, myth, culture hero, trickster, motif, and cultural hero; (4) discover some recurrent patterns of thought and action found in myths; and (5) develop familiarity with some theories of the origin of myths. The eight assignments are: Sumerian and Hebrew Myths; Greek Myths; Norse Myths; African Myths; American Indian Myths; Extended Essay; Cultural Hero; and Fieldwork. Each assignment is comprised of reading and writing assignments. The four appendixes are: A. List of Selected Motifs; B. Definitions; C. What Is Folklore?; and D. Folklore Collections--instructions on how the student prepares his own collection, with samples given. An application form for the final examination and a selected bibliography are provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Continuing Education Centers, Correspondence Study, Course Content, English Curriculum, Extension Education, Folk Culture, Independent Study, Motifs, Mythology, Reading Assignments, Secondary School Curriculum, Writing (Composition)
Coordinator of Secondary Education, Extramural Independent Study Center, University of Kansas, Division of Continuing Education, Lawrence, Kansas 66044 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Extramural Independent Study Center.