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I Need a Hero
“Where have all the good men gone and where are all the gods?” Are you holding out for a hero? A Ulysses, a lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker, or a street-wise Hercules like Huck Finn? Learners explore the heroic archetype, heroes in art, heroes in literature, and real heroes in a series of activities designed to accompany a reading of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
9th - 12th Language Arts 58 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to Archetypes
Here is a full lesson with all the needed materials and PowerPoints attached! Introduce your class to archetypes by showing them the included presentation. The presentation gives definitions and examples of archetypal characters, settings, and journeys.
7th - 12th Language Arts 30 Views 54 Downloads
Eight Villain Archetypes
A relevant and entertaining presentation, this resource teaches villain archetypes with definitions and examples from popular culture. Class members are sure to laugh and nod in recognition while they take down notes for each villain archetype.
8th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 15 Downloads
Recognize Common Character Traits (Archetypes)
Take basic character analysis one step further by comparing characters from different stories and discussing archetypes. The video shows the thought process that goes along with this type of character comparison. By watching, pupils will be able to copy the process and later analyze independently.
4 mins 7th - 8th Language Arts 8 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Literary Response and Analysis
Students analyze the archetype of 'the fall' in Shakespeare's Macbeth. In this literary analysis lesson, students work in tiered learning groups to analyze the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Students use the book of Genesis as part of the literary analysis for the two characters and the archetype.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 7 Views 24 Downloads
Ideal for a college-level children's literature class or in a story-writing unit, this presentation defines not only the archetypal characters in literature but provides ample examples from fairy tales to modern films. The slideshow discusses roles such as the hero, the innocent, the wise fool, and the destroyer, as well as the archetypal relationships between these characters.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 16 Views 65 Downloads
Exploring Themes in Literature: The Oral Tradition
Are you are considering a unit on Beowulf or Superman, on myths, or tricksters? Here's a great overview you can use to launch a study of universal themes and archetypes. The focus here is on the oral tradition, but the concepts apply to any study of literature.
7th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 35 Downloads
Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey
An exciting twist on the study of the classical hero and the heroic quest! Using film to explore modern-day tales of heroes, the resource contains complete, ready-to-use lesson plans for as many as twelve days of instruction. Throughout this mini-unit, students discuss topics such as hero vs.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 27 Views 69 Downloads
Archetypal Images and Polarities
Here is a rather esoteric resource that presents the archetypes found in “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” and would be appropriate for a college-level psychology or literature class, or as a teacher resource. Considered the “world’s oldest story,” the characters and events in the tale of Gilgamesh are presented as illustrations of the archetypal theories of Carl Jung and Fritz Perls’ ideas of polarities.
9th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 17 Downloads
Twain: Tom Sawyer—Mythic Adventurer
Students take a closer look at archetypes. In this characterization lesson, students examine the setting and the characters of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as they read and analyze the novel. Students consider how Twain mythically represented Tom's character as they collaborate to research Hannibal, MO during the 19th century in order to create one-act plays based on the research.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 16 Downloads
Seven directions: Making connections between literature and American Indian history
Stereotype or archetype? Myth or fact? Middle schoolers apply critical thinking skills to assess the validity of the images and story details in picture books portraying Native American history. The study begins with an examination of Susan Jeffers’ Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, listed as a book to avoid by the Oyate website.
6th - 8th Language Arts 47 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Beowulf: Songs of Ancient Heroes
Introduce your class to epic heroes with these activities for Beowulf. After watching a video clip, taking notes on heroes, and tracking characteristics of heroism throughout Beowulf, class members retell an episode of Beowulf using a PowerPoint presentation and write a compare and contrast essay.
12th Language Arts 26 Views 80 Downloads
The Eight Hero Archetypes
The Chief, the Bad Boy, the Best Friend, the Charmer, the Lost Soul, the Professor, the Swashbuckler, the Warrior. After examining the criteria for each of these archetypes, viewers are ask to generate a list of their own examples of heroic characters found in books, movies, or television series.
8th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 19 Downloads
Introduction to the Monomyth, an Initiation Theme
Students analyze the archetypal hero called the monomyth. In this archetypes lesson, students discuss the topic and view a chart of hero figures with related details. Students analyze the monomyth process diagram, read the story of the Buddha, and complete a chart of monomyth examples.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 9 Views 52 Downloads
Learning Literary Elements through African and African American Folktales
Eighth graders explore the role of plot structure and archetypes in literature. In this literary elements lesson, 8th graders read several African-American folk tales and identify the plot structure and archetypes in each of them. Students then compare the African-American folk tales to tales from other cultures prior to writing their own fairy tales.
8th Language Arts 18 Views 50 Downloads
Greek Mythology: Cultures and Art
Students examine literary arts. In this Greek mythology lessons, students read Greek myths and select characters from the myths to study. Students create watercolor illustrations of the characters, write short stories about the characters, and then compare and contrast archetypes.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 42 Views 186 Downloads
A Host of Heros
Why do we need heroes? Acquaint your class with the epic hero, tragic hero, and romantic hero. The narrator defines each type with accessible language and provides an example from literature. Learners will enjoy the narrator's style and animator's depiction of each example.
5 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 19 Downloads
Cinderellas around the World
How does the story of Cinderella differ from country to country? Tenth graders explore the elements of fiction through the Cinderella story. They read different versions of the Cinderella story and identify the literary elements. They will prepare presentations summarizing the setting and plot, and they identify any other differing literary elements.
10th Language Arts 7 Views 48 Downloads
Oklahoma! The Cultural Myth of America
Learners explore cultural myths in America by collecting images and characteristics of stereotypical Americans. They read a primary source document, discussing the views of the author in class. Next, they compare the terms used to describe Americans in the document to their list with Venn Diagram.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads