Day, Time: tuesdays 10:45-11:45
Location: room 3
Lynda Abbott, Ph.D., has secondary school teaching credentials for language arts and social studies. She was a secondary school teacher in public schools for fifteen years (teaching English, honors English, mythology, speech, and drama for grades 6-12). She also taught freshman composition courses at the college level for three years, then worked for ten years as a senior editor for Holt, Rinehart and Winston (textbook publishers), editing language arts textbooks and writing instructional materials for use by teachers. She then returned to college to earn a Ph.D. in education, focusing on instructional technology, including instructional design and effectiveness of best practices in education. She has taught for FLP for the previous two years (teaching Mythology (2013-2014) and Shakespeare’s Best Known Works (2014-2015)).
This session will focus on the mythology of the Greeks and the Romans. We’ll cover Homer’s Odyssey and some of the Greeks’ most famous hero tales (Perseus and the Medusa, Hercules’ 12 Labors, and Theseus and the Minotaur), and the Romans’ adoption and additions to the Greeks myths. [Although this is part 2 of a 3-part year-long series of classes, students can still enroll for one or more of the sessions. The curriculum of each session can be studied in a stand-alone fashion.]
Required Skills for Students to Be Successful in This Class:
Compliance with Family Rights & Responsibilities.
Students should be interested in this kind of material. Students should be mature enough to be able to be able to handle a mostly lecture-type format.
We will have weekly writing assignments, but these are optional. (If students are writing-phobic or are too stressed by being asked for written responses, they can share the weekly writing questions with their parents as the basis for discussions about the topics the students are studying and their ideas about these topics.)
Please see our Age Variance Policy.