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Students explore the symbolic implications for the concept of the hero with a focus on the Beowulf theme. In this hero concept lesson, students find specific examples of monsters from Beowulf to complete the chart. Students list the challenges from the story, read critical views of Beowulf, and complete an worksheet that gives modern day examples of Grendels and Beowulfs.
Young scholars look at rural Mongolian nomadic culture through the eyes of a Peace Corps Volunteer and examine the dynamics of a people in transition. They give one important reason for migration from a rural to an urban setting and explain the lifestyle choices facing nomadic herders in Mongolia.
Who was Robinson Crusoe? Kids love learning about his interesting story. First, read the simple paragraphs with your learners, and have them answer the six questions provided. There's also space for your learners to record items Crusoe had on the ship, and there's a chart for them to record verbs used in the present tense. Two other short activities, focusing on retelling, close this lesson. Some of the text is written awkwardly.
Young scholars participate in a specially designed reading program meant to encourage and promote the Language Arts and devlopment of proper reading skills. This program was originally implemented at a Youth Center but can be adapted for many different levels and classroom situations.