ERIC Number: ED123651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
From Spring to Winter: The How, When and Why of Mythology.
Head, J. G.
Students are graduating from the public school system with little, if any, mythological background. If we are to graduate educated and informed human beings, we must not persist in pursuing our traditional unorganized attempts at teaching mythology. The appreciation of contemporary allusions to mythologies is dependent on a systematized approach. From kindergarten through eighth grade, exposure to Bible stories, fables, and world mythology can establish the proper background. Ninth grade study can include the instruction of Greek mythology through myth graffiti, story-telling, words from the myths, magazine collages and maps, as well as group work and projects. Tenth grade focuses on the comparative mythologies of different cultures. The quest and the hero can be the topic for eleventh grade study and twelfth grade curriculum associates the inherent relationship between myths and modern culture. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Secondary School English Conference (Boston, April 2-4, 1976)