Year 9 Option - Mythology - Half Year
Teacher in Charge: Mrs H. Knight
WHAT THE COURSE WILL COVER:
Students who take the Mythology course will learn about a variety of myths and legends.
This will include:
Pūrākau (Māori Myths and Legends); students will explore Māori culture through pūrakau about creation myths including; gods, goddesses, whenua, taniwha, Ranginui and Papatūānuku, the exploits of Māui, the voyage of Kupe and the discovery of Aotearoa.
Greek Mythology; the Greek Gods and the influence that they have had on the world that we live in today. Students will have the chance to create their own Greek God and look at the role that mythology still has in the world today – particularly within the Media.
Indigenous Cultures of the World; Students will research and explore the multitude of different indigenous cultures of the world and understand what makes them unique, yet similar.
METHODS OF LEARNING:
There will be a variety of learning styles that will be catered for in this subject, from individual to group work, working with devices and texts. Students will have the chance to be creative and to develop critical thinking.
WHERE DOES THE SUBJECT LEAD?
This course has been designed to develop a range of key competencies that are relevant to supporting learning across other curriculum areas.
Recommended Prior Learning
This semester options course runs for three periods per week for two terms.