6th-8th: Building Blocks of Literature: Fairy Tales and Myths

Teacher Info:

Teacher Name: Heather Goodman
Teacher Email: artandchristianity@gmail.com

Monthly Cost, Fees and Deposit

Tuition: $160 per year, payable in monthly installments of $20
Supply/Materials Fee: $10 (due at registration)
Deposit: $20 (due at registration)
Venmo Address: @Heather-Goodman-41

Class Details

Class Time: 
Grades: 6th-8th
Minimum Class Size: 7
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: Yes
Prerequisite: no
Estimated Homework Hours: 1 hour
Required Materials or Books: 
Bulfinch's Mythology
Grimm's Fairy Tales (any translation)
Both books are available to download for free on gutenberg.org

Class Description

This class teaches the basics of how to understand literature by (1) surveying myths and fairy tales that inspired the stories of great writers such as Shakespeare, Austen, and Twain, (2) using fairy tales and myths to teach how to interpret images, metaphors, form, and story, and (3) showing how all stories point to God’s Story and lead us to His Truth. Understanding fairy tales and myths opens up all literature because they are the heart of how stories work. This class will require reading usually one fairy tale or myth per class and coming prepared to orally narrate and discuss what the student observed.

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