When do kids learn about Greek Mythology in public school?
Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:08 PM
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:34 PM
I think in VA, it is first grade on through.
I am from CA, and I'm pretty sure they taught it in elementary school as well. Maybe not 1st, but by 5th.
7th grade...then again, history was not taught classically. We were taught in a self-centered way (younger grades were about family, town, city, then your state in 4th grade, US history in 5th - no rhyme or reason and CERTAINLY not in chronological order).
I think I like the chronological order better.
Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:37 PM
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:09 AM
Ds doesn't remember covering any of it in K-4. We are in a different district.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:00 AM
I am trying to decide when to teach this, and am curious as to when it is taught in ps... does anyone know? Or do you remember what grade you learned it in? I know it is taught in middle/highschool, but what about elementary school?
I know I read a lot in elementary school, but I think that was because I spent a lot of time in the library.
I know that we did a detailed unit in 8th grade, but that instructor really marched to his own drum.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:18 AM
Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:57 AM
I read mythology to my third grade library class because the elementary school didn't touch upon it at all.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:12 AM
I wouldn't go by when the public schools teach it, though. They are student focused in the early grades (My community, My neighborhood, My family.) It is far better to expose students to the wonders of history and ancient cultures when they are young.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:22 AM
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:29 AM
They also have to read a myth in 5th grade and then myths are covered in 9th grade literature, and I believe they are needed for AP Literature.
I don't think public school covers them as in depth as most homeschoolers do lol. Most of my study of myths was outside of school because it was a high interest area for my mother.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:10 AM
I hate how they do history here--I don't think there's one stupid school year where something is taught in sequence with the year before.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:22 AM
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At the local public schools here, I think they get ancient history (including myths) in 6th grade?
Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:42 AM
I thought there was a general time period that it was introduced in schools, but it looks like it is very random.
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I began introducing it to my children two years ago (that would be equivalent to First Grade), mainly because the names Hades and Cupid came up in some movies they were watching. We expanded from there.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:27 PM
I don't remember what we did in K-3 for history, 4th grade was about our state, and 5th was US geography with some basic history thrown in.