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Curious...do you think it's important to teach Mythology?

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June 2nd, 2010, 10:43 AM
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I learned a little bit about Greek/Roman mythology in my AP English class in high school. It was fun, but it was mostly meaningless to me. The other classes didn't even teach it. Do you think it's important for homeschoolers? Would you teach it as its own subject, as part of literature, part of religious history, or what? What grade(s) would you feel are best for mythology?
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June 2nd, 2010, 11:45 AM
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I find it fascinating and so I wouldnt be opposed to teaching it as part of a history class(because to many it is their history...kwim?).

You could also classify it as a religious study course since many believe all religions are based off myths/stories.

I think, age-wise, 10 and up unless they show an interest in it earlier.

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June 2nd, 2010, 11:48 AM
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I think it is an important part of history/literature as well. We will review it but not until they are upper elementary or possibly middle school.
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June 2nd, 2010, 12:32 PM
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We've touched on it a TINY bit already (because of things like the Hercules movie or astronomy constellation names). Mythology is everywhere. I don't plan to actually "teach" it until high school, though. I'll probably have the kids read several of the stories just because they're fun, but we'll also talk a little about the history as it ties into the Mystery of History curriculum.
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June 2nd, 2010, 12:58 PM
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I don't know an age, but we do plan on teaching it. In fact, we were just talking about it last week. DH finds it fascinating and I've always wanted to know more about it.

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June 2nd, 2010, 04:46 PM
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I think we'll probably look at it a little every year. There are things all around us that spring from mythology, and I would like to put it in a Christian perspective for our children before they get the chance to learn something different...
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June 2nd, 2010, 05:57 PM
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We've done mythology, fables, folklore, and fairy tales for the first 2+ years. It really helps him with the whys of life. We use it as religion history, Social studies, and language arts.
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