The Hero Journey Unit Tool (http://englishteachers.wikispaces.com/file/view/Unit+Plan.pdf)
As described in Varsity Tutors (https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/hero)
Includes goals/objectives, timeline, lesson plans with standards and ESOL modifications, compare/contrast writing task, presentation assignment, rubric. Designed to accompany study of Beowulf and The Hobbit , may contain resources adaptible for other units. 45 pages; Adobe Reader required.
From the Rationale of the Unit:
The unit we have chosen to do is a genre unit based on the hero journey. This is a narrative journey originating in Greek mythology. The journey has a recognizable pattern and according to Joseph Campbell, can be seen throughout millennia and cross culture. “In the course of analyzing the myths and lore of various world cultures, mythologist Joseph Campbell saw an underlying similarity throughout the stories, and in fact perceived and articulated a storyline-structure he believed to be universal for hero-myths” (The Monomyth of the Hero). Campbell called this underlying similarity and universal formula for heroes the monomyth. We have chosen to use this genre as the theme of our unit because it is a culturally universal theme, it highlights values and morals, it is a recognizable literary pattern, and it exemplifies personal identity and struggle. This unit would be a four week unit however a teacher could easily modify it to be longer using additional texts if needed or desired.
Check out other powerful hero resources at TheHeroPlace, including Hero Wisdom (such as that of script-writing coach Skip Press) and Hero Organizations (such as the Gallery of Heroes) as well as other Hero Tools (such as StoryCraft Hero-Story Writing Software). Also, search or submit to hero databases (such as hero-story databases) from around the Internet in the Your Heroes section of TheHeroPlace.
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