I Need a Superhero

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Once the class learns about the hero's journey, they'll find it in every story and movie they see! Take characters from their humble beginnings to their atonement and apotheosis with a set of lessons about the hero's journey focusing on Luke Skywalker from Star Wars and Huck from Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, as well as real-life examples of heroes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create an interdisciplinary unit between language and social studies about a heroic historical figure
  • Screen Star Wars or another movie featuring the hero's journey in class or after school, encouraging learners to note the points in the movie that connect to the archetype
Classroom Considerations

  • Though the resource is designed for gifted learners, it is a great addition for mainstream language arts classes as well
Pros

  • An engaging and multifaceted unit
  • Encourages cross-genre analysis
  • Includes links to additional materials and audio clips
Cons

  • None