About the Course

Young Readers Series: Greek Myths Revisited

  • Grades 4-6
  • CTY-Level
  • Session-Based

In this course, you will become familiar with traditional Greek myths and examine how modern authors draw upon Greek sources to create exciting new adventures. Along the way, you will learn critical reading skills, write persuasive arguments, and even create your own short stories! Your instructor will guide and challenge you with individualized weekly feedback. Persuasive writing assignments will push you to make inferences, evaluate arguments, and learn to use credible evidence to support your claims. Creative writing assignments will ask you to take on different points of view and examine your writing style to create more vivid, compelling stories. You will also learn about issues ranging from fairness and inclusion to the role literature can play in advancing social justice. Packed with adventure and enticing academic challenges, this course is a journey into the magical and timeless world of Greek myths that any reader will enjoy.

Time Commitment: 6-8 hours per week (6-8 hours independent work).

Important Dates
Registration for Winter Session Closes

Classes

Register for an Online course by selecting an open class below. If no open classes are listed, then course enrollment is currently closed. Note: You will need to have an active CTY Account to complete registration through MyCTY.

Winter

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10 weeks
$640

Spring

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10 weeks
$640

Summer

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12 weeks
$640
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12 weeks
$640

Testing and Prerequisites

  Math Verbal
Required Level Not required CTY-Level
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Course Prerequisites

Young Readers Series: Greek Myths Revisited requires:

1 prerequisite

Proficiency in reading and writing in English.

Cost and Financial Aid

  • Tuition
    • Varies
  • Application fee
    • Nonrefundable Application Fee - $15 (Waived for financial aid applicants)
    • Nonrefundable International Fee - $20 (outside US only)

Financial Aid is available

We are committed to serving all talented youth regardless of financial circumstances. Financial assistance is available based on need.

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Course Materials

Please acquire all course materials by the course start date. If you have questions about these materials or difficulty locating them, please contact ctyinfo@jhu.edu.
 

Book Title: D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
Author: Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
ISBN: 9780440406945

Book Title: Oh My Gods
Author: Alexandra Sheppard
ISBN: 978-1407188737

Book Title: Lost Hero
Author: Rick Riordan
ISBN: 142311339X

Technical Requirements

This course requires a computer with high-speed Internet access and an up-to-date web browser such as Chrome or Firefox. You must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.

This course uses a virtual classroom for instructor-student communication. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client, and on tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Recorded meetings can only be viewed on a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both free to download.

Terms & Conditions

Students may interact in online classrooms and meetings that include peers, instructors, and occasional special guests.

Courses may include videos from the web. Recommendations or links at the end of videos are provided by the video host and are not CTY recommendations. 

After a you complete a course, your projects may be used to illustrate work for future students. 

About Language Arts at CTY

Enhance your skills in creative writing and critical reading, learn to craft effective sentences, and develop an analytical approach to reading and writing through our Language Arts courses. Guided by our expert instructors, you can further develop your communication skills in our interdisciplinary visual fluency courses, and explore topics in communication theory, design theory, and cognitive psychology. Through coursework and online discussions with classmates from around the world, you’ll elevate your writing structure and style, hone your craft, and become an adept wordsmith fluent in the language of literary arts. 

Write, Edit, Publish

Walk in the shoes of a writer, editor, and publisher this fall in Master Class I: Writing, Editing, and Publishing, and then collaborate with peers to create the next issue of our CTY Online student-developed literary journal, Lexophilia, in Master Class II: Writing, Editing, and Publishing, offered in the winter.

Explore Greek Myths

Newly revised for fall 2021, you'll read, discuss, and write about Greek myths in Young Readers’ Series: Greek Myths Revisited, studying exciting, heroic characters and ancient narratives that continue to teach us all valuable lessons about life, love, and family.

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