Dragonology – Junior Instructor – Early Fall
“For virtually my whole life, I’ve loved dragons, which is why I’m really looking forward to teaching this course! I’m branching out from Herpetology with something involving my other academic passion: the social sciences. But that aside, this is going to be a really fun course, filled with awesome creatures and the myths about them and plenty of opportunities for you to contribute!”
~ Alli the Reptile Overlord
From the Ancient Greeks to fantasy writers and game developers today, there’s no question that people love dragons.
But why? And how have the lore and conventions around dragons changed across space and time? And what do dragons say about the people who create them?
Discover this and more in Dragonology, a look into dragons and the myths about them across cultures.
Note to Parents:
- Intended for older elementary students, some reading passages may be more difficult and require adult assistance.
What to expect in the Required section in the classroom each week:
- One or two forums and/or projects.
What to expect in the Highly Suggested & Optional sections in the classroom each week:
- Curated resources, including websites & videos, are provided to excite learners and to add depth to the subject matter.
What to expect during the weekly webinar:
- Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Webinars are recorded and are available for students with schedule conflicts.
- Primary instruction and guided discussions are provided during live webinars.
- Active Participation (via the microphone and chat) in online class discussions.
Before taking this course, students should be able to:
- Read at a solid 5th-grade level or above.
- Write a few sentences independently.
Students should be willing to:
- Actively participate (via the microphone) in the class discussion.
- Encourage class discussion by adding their questions/ideas in the chat window during the webinar.
- Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.
Required books & materials:
- All course materials will be online. Books may be suggested, but not required.