Thursday, December 4, 2008

What is a Myth?

To start our December unit on Myths, I wrote the word myth on the board and asked if anyone knew what it meant.
“It’s something from ancient times”
“It’s a tale”
“It’s tale like a fairytale but it’s not a fairytale.”

And thus, we start.

During the next couple weeks, we will be reading myths from various parts of the world.
We will read a few Greek, Norse, and Russian myths. If time allows we will explore some Chinese and Amazonian myths.

A myth side note:
The children have also been reading myths with Imogen. Last month, in Latin class, they learned about Daodalus and Icarus. You can view the wings they made in conjunction with this story, the wings are hanging in the hallway.,

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