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ERIC Number: ED059212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 57
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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)
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.