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Monday, October 25, 2010

Middle School: Myths and Drama through History

Update: This live course has concluded and is available now as a recorded course through our Unlimited Access! Service. This is a great way to learn at your own pace when your schedule allows. To subscribe or learn more: Catholic Homeschooling

Middle School Literature: Myth in Drama
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Class dates: Thursdays, January 13 to March 24, 2011 (no class March 10th)
Total classes: 10
Starting time: 9:30 am, Eastern Standard Time (8:30 am, Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: Regularly $150 for entire 10-week course. $20 Early Enrollment Discount before November 1, 2010.
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 7th and 8th

Course description: Orally transmitted myths were intimately involved in the advent of Greek drama. Since then myths have played a constant part in the dramatic art of Western Civilization. This course examines what myth is and how it has been used in different times and places throughout history to create a common culture in the West.

Homework: Readings and study questions will be required to be prepared prior to each class. There will be some memorization of excerpts from plays required for home recitation.
Course materials: All available free online.

Equipment requirements:
Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.
The instructor will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
Homeschool Connections does not provide record keeping services.

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