I am teaching a class on Mythology to 7th grade students and I am looking for mythology experts to skype with my students throughout the quarter. I would love experts from Greece to expose my students to different cultures. How do I go about trying to connect with experts? Are there any experts in this community?
I am not sure what you mean by experts, but I do a lot with mythology at the high school level (grades 9, 10, and 11) and I would be willing to help you out. One thing that I do lately and which has proven popular with the students is the mythology of Superman as a contemporary version and mash-up of a number of Judaic, Christian, Greek, Roman, and Nordic myths.
I also Skype, did a September 11th lesson with a friend's class over Skype last year (I am in California, he is in Missouri).
I think your idea of connecting students with mythology experts via Skype is great! In addition, I wanted to make sure you knew about some great resources on Myths and Heroes provided by ArtsEdge one of our Thinkfinity partners. You may also want to take a look at Greek Mythology: Cultures & Art by ArtsEdge that features lesson materials appropriate to 7th grade.
I look forward to hearing more about your success in getting your students connected with mythology experts.