2021 CLASSES: 8th-12th Mythology

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“When we lose our myths we lose our place in the universe."
- Madeleine L'Engle -
Class Description
The philosopher, Nietzsche, once wrote, "Only a horizon ringed about with myths can unify a culture." He believed that the stories we tell made us who we are.  In this class we will explore the mythology and legends from around this vast Earth, from the Greeks to the West Africans, from the Japanese to the Native Americans, from the Persians to the Indians. We will explore what the myths mean, and discuss our differences and our similarities.

Readings will be provided online, and materials for projects can be picked up at another class or from the Bacon's home
. Plan for a textbook chapter's worth of reading every week, in addition to videos of analysis, readings and performances of the myths, and other interactive online games, as well as a test or two. We will meet twice a month over Zoom to discuss our experiences as a group, and do activities.
 
We'll cover a wide variety of cultures such as:
  • Greek
  • Roman
  • Norse
  • Egyptian
  • Chinese
  • Hindu
  • West African
  •  Native North Americans
  • Mayan
  • Abrahamic religions
  • Aztec
  • Aboriginal
  • Persian
  • Sumerian
  • and others
Meet The Teacher
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Hello! I'm Rhiannon Bacon. I have over 13 years of experience teaching students in such diverse topics as literature and chemistry. 

 

I have not only taught at Franklin School for those thirteen years, but I have also taught classes at Montessori schools and community events around the city.


With that much teaching experience under my belt, I've learned a thing or two. I utilize that experience in the classroom to find the unique way your child learns and help them to do the best they can. I want each child in my class to learn lessons that stay with them for the rest of their lives, and to do that I have to make each day a memorable and fun experience.


I love working with people who love learning, and who challenge themselves to do a little better each time. If a child is instilled with the desire to do this, the rest is easy.

Schedule and Fees

High School Credit

 

8 Virtual Classes

Enrolled families: $80 class fee

Visiting families: $100 class fee 

approximately $9 ($10) a class

Tuesdays, 2:15pm - 3:45pm

 

1st semester:​

AUG  10, 24

SEP    7, 21

OCT   519

NOV  9, 30