This democratization of storytelling is engaging our kids at new levels. But it also means that everyone is a storyteller. And when everyone is a storyteller, our cultural narrative begins to shift from a sweeping epic hero’s journey to “here’s me @ the zoo.”
Good unit plan on Homer's Iliad done by a student teacher for a portfolio. Some good handouts and questions.
Students learn about the epic poem form and to its roots in oral tradition. They study the epic hero cycle and will learn how to recognize this pattern of events and elements in both ancient and modern texts, including Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, an
British Library online exhibit of the Ramayana.
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