Pam Schehl/News World history studies at Utica Junior High school includes Greek mythology, and seventh-graders have made posters to illustrate what they learned. From left are Kaitlyn Wilson, Kathryn Ramseyer, Jesse Fink, Rylen Rhoades, Taylor Gaa, Allie Burgess, Lilly Printz and Kayley Singleton.

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World history studies at Utica Junior High school includes Greek mythology, and seventh-graders have made posters to illustrate what they learned. From left are Kaitlyn Wilson, Kathryn Ramseyer, Jesse Fink, Rylen Rhoades, Taylor Gaa, Allie Burgess, Lilly Printz and Kayley Singleton. Request this photo

 

UTICA — One of the required courses for seventh grade is world history, and ancient mythology — along with its impact on the culture —is one of the topics covered.

Seventh-graders at Utica Junior High School recently completed a multidisciplinary unit on the ancient Greeks and Romans and learned about, among other things, the ancients’ idea about the origins of the seasons; Icarus, the boy with wings made of feathers and wax who died because he ignored his father’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun; and musician, poet and prophet Orpheus and his ability to charm all living things.

 

Pam Schehl: 740-397-5333 or pschehl@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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