Date of Defense



Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Robert Griffin

Second Advisor

Dr. David Dynak

Third Advisor

Maryellen Haines


This thesis is concerned with offering both motives and means for the inclusion of myth and folklore in the secondary classroom. It begins with a rationale, followed by narrative lesson plans which focus on the myths of Ancient Greece and Rome. To ensure a role for Latin and the classics in the future of American schools, it will be necessary "to make the teaching of the ancient world, classical literature in translation, and mythology an integral part of the school curriculum" (Abbot 35). These plans demonstrate how the myth of Icarus and Daedalus can be used as the basis for cultural, conceptual, and thematic units in the 7 - 10th grade classrooms.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only