For gifted students grades 5-7
This Duke TIP interdisciplinary curriculum for gifted elementary and middle school students lets students walk in the sandals of Achilles, Pandora, Perseus, Persephone, and a myriad of mythical heroes. They explore myths while investigating the historical context of this fascinating civilization. Students can read and listen to excerpts from Homer, Sophocles, and Ovid to better understand timeless tales and the art of excellent storytelling. They will write journals, essays, and short stories of their own, and conduct research and develop note-taking skills. They will play the roles of anthropologists and comparative mythologists to understand why cultures tell stories.
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