MYTHOLOGY

BIG

Hero’s Journey Lesson Plan

(Literature/Hero’s Journey) [12+]

DEPARTURES

Hero’s Journey Lesson Plan

(Literature/Hero’s Journey) [14+]

FLY AWAY HOME

Hero’s Journey Lesson Plan

(Literature/Hero’s Journey) [12+]

HERCULES

(An Examination After a Unit on Greek Mythology for Differences Between Movie and Myth; Mythology) [10+]

MAN ON FIRE

The Child Savior Myth and Literary Archetypes – An Introduction using “Man on Fire” [14+; snippet: 22 minutes; lesson: one class period.]

MULAN

(World/China; Mythology; SEL Breaking Out; Female Role Model; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [6-9]

THE ODYSSEY

(World/Ancient Greece; Mythology; Literature & Literary Devices; Seafaring; SEL: Humility; Surviving; Marriage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [14+ for the movie; 11+ for the book. Literary devices analyzed: simile, metaphor, flashback; symbol]

PRINCESS MONONOKEĀ 

Princess Mononoke (World/Japan; The Environment; Mythology; Cinema; SEL: Male Role Model; Leadership; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Citizenship) [12+]

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Primary

(Cinema; Drama/Musicals; U.S./1865-1913; SEL: Self-esteem; Friendship; Taking Care of Yourself; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring) [5+]

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Secondary

(Cinema; Drama/Musicals; U.S./1865-1913; SEL: Self-esteem; Friendship; Taking Care of Yourself; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring) [12+]

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Hero’s Journey

(This hero’s journey lesson can be used (1) to confirm and extend students’ prior knowledge of the Monomyth or (2) as a summative assessment.) [12+]