Did You Know? A study of classical and modern myths and legends.

December 10, 2010

The inspiration for this page is from a study of myths and legends for year 8 students. However, it was important to establish a link between the relevance of classical myths to the reality of our lives today. Through much discussion be became aware that many ideas and practises in our everyday world actually evolved from mythical ideas that are now just widely accepted. For eg: Santa Claus, the tooth fairy etc.. The title of this unit ‘Did you Know?’ therefore aims to challenge students to check what we take for granted and explore their origins.