Mythology and Folklore: Legendary Tales

Course Description:

Mighty heroes. Angry gods and goddesses. Cunning animals. Mythology and folklore have been used since the first people gathered around the fire as a way to make sense of humankind and our world. This course focuses on the many myths and legends woven into cultures around the world. Starting with an overview of mythology and the many kinds of folklore, the student will journey with ancient heroes as they slay dragons and outwit the gods, follow fearless warrior women into battle and watch as clever animals outwit those stronger than themselves. They will explore the universality and social significance of myths and folklore, and see how they are still used to shape society today.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Mythology and Folklore: Legendary Tales
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Literature of a Theme
Course Provider : Whitehall District Schools
Content Provided By : Florida Virtual School
Online Instructor Provided By : Whitehall District Schools
Standards Addressed : CCSS, NCAA
Ailgnment Document : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_Gjw0XEmCNFbGxPNXZKd2cyYmM/view?usp=sharing
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : English Language and Literature
Course Identifier : Literature of a Theme
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 1

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesq-7lqJjVBrRuwflE8db22egnhPXuu9DZ_wNmhplsVoor5A/viewform
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

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Additional Course Information:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe characteristics of myths, the purposes of myths, and describe the different types of myths
  • Analyze the cultural, historical, and literary significance of women, animals, and the hero figure in a variety of myths from around the world
  • Evaluate the role and purpose of myths in a society and its culture
  • Compare and contrast myths and religious stories
  • Evaluate the functions of modern myths.

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards


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Review Conducted By : Michigan Virtual
Date of Review : 06/30/2016

  Unit 1: Introduction to Mythology & Folklore

  Unit 2: Warrior Women
  Unit 3: The Heroic Monomyth in Mythology and Folklore

  Unit 4: The Roles of Animals

  Unit 5: The Social Significance

  Unit 6: Myths of the World

  Unit 7: Comparative Mythology

  Unit 8: Modern Myths and Legends

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020 07/01/2020 08/31/2020 01/15/2021 35 $0.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Consult counselor Consult counselor Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020

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