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Beyond Greece and Rome: Pantheons of Gods and Goddesses from Around the World

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Language Arts
InstructorJosh Shaine
5-10 students
Suggested Ages: 11-15 years old
Meets: TBD

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Did you love the Rick Riordan books about the Gods of Greece, Rome, and the Norse? Do you wonder what other cultures might have for deities? In this class we will learn about the traditions of many other cultures, dividing the semester into studies of ten or more mythic systems. We will read sections from the Bhagavad Gita (Song of God), and the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, along with many others. At the end of the course students will have the opportunity to use their creativity to retell a myth from one of these traditions or to create their own pantheon of Gods and Goddesses.

SYLLABUS:

Session 1: Introduction: "More Gods and Goddesses than you can shake a stick at!"

Session 2: Egyptian

Session 3: Sumerian

Session 4: Caananite

Session 5: Babylonian

Session 6: Hindu

Session 7: Building Religion

Session 8: Chinese

Session 9: Japanese

Session 10: Aztec

Session 11: Mayan

Session 12: African (Part 1)

Session 13: African (Part 2)

Session 14: Comparison and Contrast

Session 15: Class Presentations


    Specific sessions may change based on students' interests.


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