Why Teach Mythology?

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Why Teach Mythology?

19:39 07 March in Uncategorized

The teaching of mythology provides many varied benefits to students of all ages.  Students come in contact with a variety of world cultures while comparing those cultures to their own.  Mythology also teaches history by examining ancient times and their effect on the modern world.  The study of Greco-Roman and Norse mythology also strengthens students’ understanding of language since many English words are derived from characters and events found within.  It can also increase students’ appreciation for Literature and art by understanding the many mythological allusions.

Mythology combines all these different facets of learning into one object of study.  And the best part is:  Mythological stories are often fun!  If taught correctly, a mythology course can be simultaneously educational and entertaining.

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