year, Thurgood Marshall Academic High School (TMAHS) stops its regular
curriculum to teach a project based subject for two weeks. The purpose
of the challenge is to provide an academically challenging course that
touches upon nontraditional subjects. In the five years that I have
been at TMAHS, there have been challenges that looks at Cooking and
Nutrition, Chinese culture, Latin culture, Forensics, Robotics, Astronomy,
Camping, Watershed Ecology, World Mythology, and many more. Each challenge
has its packet of fun activities, and its share of intense academics
that are needed to understand the activities to their deepest level.
last challenge (January, 2001) was World Mythology, in which my students
explored different aspects of World Mythology. The Web Page linked to
Mythology shows the end
product of their work. Respecting their work, I did no editing to the
page, except to ensure clean linkages of the Web pages.