PHOTO GALLERY: A walk through the shadows

PHOTO GALLERY: A walk through the shadows

Yaamini Venkataraman

Mythology and Folklore classes explore elements of supernatural and occult

Zombies, a seance, and coffins—oh my!

On Jan. 25 and 26, all five periods of Mythology and Folklore presented projects about the different elements of the supernatural and the occult. The assignment was meant to complement students’ reading of “Dracula” by Bram Stoker. Projects took all shapes and sizes, ranging from posters to a life-sized gingerbread house—some even used electronic mediums to create videos and video games. Other staff members, including Assistant Principal Brad Metheany and Deans of Students Denae Moore and Michael Hicks visited classrooms to look at the projects.

“[Monsters] speak volumes about what is going on in the society at that time period in terms of their fears, like immigration or female rights, to a variety of other things,” Mythology and Folklore teacher Vennessa Nava said. “So this project allows students to choose [any aspect of the supernatural] and then delve deeper into what it says about society.”

Check out the snapshots to explore the different aspects of folklore that students shared with their classmates.