Thursday, January 14, 2010

National Mythology Exam

This semester we decided to do something a little different and enrol in an 8-week mythology course that prepares students for the National Mythology Exam (NME). The NME is open to any student from grades 3 to 9.

We are doing the course just for fun and not so much for the NME. But if DS wishes to, we may try the exam out for size. The course and exam use the D'Aulaire Greek and Norse Myth books as core texts. The course has been very engaging so far for DS because it feeds his appetite for myths, helps him use a web conferencing platform independently (something I've not been good at encouraging) and also throws in lots of cool supplementary games, activities and projects like creating these trading cards:

If you'd like more info about the National Mythology Exam, see the Excellence Through Classics website. You can create trading cards like these and other nifty stuff through Big Huge Labs.


  1. There's a National Mythology Exam??! Cool!

  2. I didn't know there was such a thing as a National Mythology Exam! Sayer *loves* mythology (takes after her mother :) ). We've read lots of Egyptian and Greek and Roman, but not much from the Norse tradition yet. When we do, though, we're going to have fun with this prep course and exam :) Thanks!

  3. I was very surprised initially too! But think it's really neat and am so glad there is such a thing as the NME. At least to encourage and promote a love for them :) They have a Latin Exam at the website too!

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