Fourth Grade - Mythology Festival
Shortly after Christmas Break the Fourth Grade dives into an in depth study of Greek Mythology. They use the book D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths to read about the birth of Greek Mythology starting with the Titans all the way through the legendary gods and goddesses. From Zues and his mighty thunderbolts to Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, the students immerse themselves in the ancient tales of Greek Mythology. Their four week study leads them to final preparations to take The National Mythology exam. This thirty question exam is published by the Excellence Through Classics Program and offers gold, silver and bronze medals based on the students' scores. The final culmination of the unit ends with a Greek Mythology festival, which includes traditional Greek foods and carnival type games.