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General News · 16th November 2020
Manda Aufochs Gillespie
The Art & Culture of Myths: A Teen Szene Mythology Class with Rex Weyler on Zoom

Mythology and culture: Why are myths important? What role do they play in learning, in personal awareness, in culture?

When we try to understand the past, as well as our present, we often look to history. However, there are two parallel histories: (1) the history of events, as recorded in writing by various people over time; and (2) the oral history, passed down by telling stories, about feelings, about personal awareness, emotional health, epic events that affected cultures before written language. This second history is told through mythology.

By learning more about different Myths, we can learn extremely relevant pieces of an often overlooked history.

In these sessions you will get to pick a mythological story that you are drawn to, and share that story in some way with the class over Zoom.


Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays November 19 to December 17. Additional study sessions available upon request. Final presentation TBA.

This class is designed for those grades 7 through 10, slightly younger and slightly older may attend as appropriate. If you are unsure, please email!

Register by going to this ZOOM link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qcOCprDgiHtOEhSDqwhdnpqObtcBid1aZ

Registration is limited to 8. So register now!