The Fanari Academy proudly announces a new series of classes designed to introduce young students to the magical world of classical greek history and mythology. The classes are held at Nixon Elementary
, Oster Elementary
, Bubb Elementary
, and Alta Vista Elementary
(Grades 3-5) on the following days and times:
Nixon Elementary: Mondays 2:35p - 3:35p
Bubb Elementary: Tuesdays 2:45p - 3:45p
Alta Vista Elementary: Wednesday 1:20p - 2:20p
Oster Elementary: Thursday 2:35p - 3:35p
The cost for the class is $100 per semester (10 weekly sessions).
Please look below for the course flier and syllabus.
Join our “greek HISTORY” class and unlock the secrets of greek mythology!
Information:Offered by Fanari Academy of Greek Education790 East Duane AvenueSunnyvale, CA, 94085
- Greek Mythology
- Iliad and Odyssey
- The Golden Age of Pericles
Tel: (408) 599-1821
Fanari Academy of Greek Education790 East Duane Ave. Sunnyvale, California 94085 www.fanariacademy.org
In this course we will study a collection of myths of the earth’s creation, the lives of the gods and goddesses living in Olympus, and heroes and heroines before the Trojan War.
Greek myths have adventure stories, superhuman tales, fairy tales, passionate love stories, magical stories, tales of gods and monsters and beasts and stories of witchcraft and sorcery. Discovering these myths through the art and literature will be both very educational and entertaining!
Tentative schedule (1st trimester—10 weeks)
|The creation of the world||Hesiod's Theogony (= birth of gods) is one of the best introductions we have on the creation of the world. According to Hesiod, three major elements took part in the beginning of creation: Chaos, Gaia (=earth), and Eros (=love).|
Zeus, Poseidon, Hestia, Hera, Ares, Athena, Apollo, Aphrodite, Hermes, Artemis, Demeter, Hephaestus
|The Olympians refers to the twelve Gods of mount Olympus which is located in the northern central part of Greece. This mountain was believed to be sacred throughout ancient times, and, it was believed to be the highest point on earth. These Gods that ruled mount Olympus also ruled the lives of all mankind. Each and every single God (or Goddess) had their own character and domain. Gods in mythology were very human like. They had the strengths and weaknesses of mortals and they were truly made to represent each and every side of human nature. |
|Prometheus||The Prometheus myth first appeared in the late 8th century BC Greek epic poet Hesiod’s Theogony. Prometheus was a titan known for his wily intelligence and kindness to mankind. He stole fire from Zeus and gave it to humans. Then he was punished by Zeus severely for his crime.|
|Heracles and his labors||Extraordinary strength, courage, and ingenuity were among Heracles’ characteristic attributes. In these two sessions, we will study Heracles’ twelve labors done in order to purify himself of his sins and gain immortality.|
|Theseus and the Minotaur||Theseus was the legendary founder-king of Athens. He killed the Minotaur of King-Minos of Crete and freed the Athenians from their “heavy debt” to Minos.|
|The Argonauts were a band of heroes in Greek mythology who, in the years before the Trojan War, accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest to find the Golden Fleece. |
The courses will be taught in an interactive way that encourages students to ask questions, reflect and have discussions and encourage them (when appropriate) to connect major ideas from mythology or ancient history with real examples from modern times.
A variety of materials will be used: books, power point presentations, videos and a lot of pictures.