Description: An introduction to the characters and events of Greek mythology using a classic text. The D'Aulaires Greek Myths text will introduce your students to all sorts of characters through the entertaining and exaggerated stories of the Greek gods. A one-semester Fall class.
Content Covered: Famous names, key events, classical geography, vocabulary and fact drills, and art projects, through the use of comprehension questions, memorization of facts, vocabulary, drawing, and picture review.
Workload & Assessment: Students will need to devote 30 minutes per day for this class. The assessment will primarily be based on: (1) Participation and (2) Weekly quizzes. Students will be responsible for completing the student guide and should check their answers using the teacher guide. Once the student is prepared he should take the quiz each week.
A Special Note on Typing and Younger Students: In-class typing is minimal for younger students (typically a parental concern for younger students) and the instructor will make some use of the microphones for students to ask questions or if they are called on in class. However, your students will only need to type out simple sentences, not long and complicated paragraphs. We encourage students to work a little on their typing over the summer, and a good way to do this is to have students play typing games. We've had great success and feedback from students who have used this website for typing.
D'Aulaires' Greek Myths, Student & Teacher Guide to D'Aulaires' Greek Myths (not included in price of course).
*We highly recommend that parents purchase the Teacher Manuals. It is not essential, but it does have answers to the comprehension and discussion questions. Parents are not responsible for teaching or grading assignments, but they should be spot-checking the student's work each week. The advantage to having the Teacher Manual is that this is easily accomplished by spot-checking alongside the Teacher Manual. By doing this, parents will know the student is on the right track simply by comparing what the student has entered in their Student Guide to the answers in the Teacher Manual. This helps to eliminate the parent having to read everything with the student in order to spot-check. We do ask that parents keep the Teacher Manual in a safe spot to which the student does not have access. You can preview the Teacher Manuals by looking at the samples on our website.
*It is also recommended that your student have a microphone to participate in class. If you do not have one, one can be purchased from many different retailers (e.g., Amazon). As a general rule, you should try to get a headset that is USB rather than plug-in jacks, since USB ports are universal on PC's and Macs. If you have an internal microphone, this works as well.
*Books are not included in the price of the course