D’Aulaires’ Greek Myths / Famous Men of Rome

Description: This class is an accelerated course, covering D’Aulaires’ Greek Myths and Famous Men of Rome. It will begin with an introduction to the characters and events of Greek mythology using the time-tested D’Aulaires’ Greek Myths text. This book will introduce your students to all sorts of characters through the entertaining and exaggerated stories of the Greek gods. Students will learn famous names, key events, classical geography, vocabulary, and fact drills through the use of comprehension questions, memorization, vocabulary, drawing, and picture review. The second semester covers the Romans, who were history’s great men of action, making the study of Rome ideal for beginners of all ages, but especially for younger students who are fascinated by the abundant action and drama of Roman history. In addition, an understanding of modern history is impossible without a thorough understanding of Rome. In this course, students will learn and master thirty stories covering the history of Rome from its founding under Romulus to the last emperor in the West. Students will see the rise and fall of a great civilization through the lives of Horatius, Camillus, Caesar, Cicero, Marcus Aurelius, and many other larger-than-life figures. Students will utilize discussion questions, timelines, maps, worksheets, and drawing pages, and will need to devote 30 minutes per day for this class. The grade is based on participation, weekly quizzes, and an exam.

Required Materials: D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths, Student Guide and Teacher GuideFamous Men of the Rome text, Student Guide and Ancient Civilization Wall Maps.  Flashcards are optional. Students will also need a USB headset microphone (built-in microphones also work).

D'Aulaires' Greek Myths/Famous Men of Rome AJennifer BreidenbachTh1:00 - 2:30 PM ET9/9/2024-5/30/202514$525.00