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Epic Mega Pack - Heroic Journey, Epic Hero, & Elements of an Epic
This mega pack has everything you need to teach the Epic Hero, Elements of an Epic, and the Heroic Journey (Monomyth).Teacher Pack Includes:✎ PresentationContains 36 slides on the Heroic Journey, Epic Hero, and Elements of an Epic. Fresh with original and colorful visual examples. ✎ Guided NotesThre
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The Characteristics of an Epic Hero -- Beowulf, The Odyssey, and More
This three-page document outlines the three most important characteristics of an Epic Hero. This can be applied to ANY epic tale, as they represent ALL epic heroes. Looking for a Beowulf unit? Check out the link below! Beowulf: Unit *BUNDLE*. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attri
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Beowulf Introduction, Beowulf Epic Hero Traits, and Beowulf Boast Activity
Use this PowerPoint Beowulf introduction as a way to hook students and teach them epic hero traits along with needed background information before reading Beowulf. As a way to reinforce and gage learning, assign the corresponding evidence-based worksheet during the reading of either the fight with G
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Greek Mythology: Epic Hero Comparison - Perseus vs. Theseus
Using the classic epic hero characteristics, students look at the myths of both Perseus and Thesus and recognize the similarities between these two Greek heroes. Student version and teacher version (key) included. Check out this supplementary YouTube video about Epic Heroes! RELATED PRODUCTS: 3 P
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Epics and Epic Heroes Introduction Powerpoint
This powerpoint contains everything you need to teach the qualities of an Epic or Epic Hero. Features: Interesting art depictions of famous epic heroes Important informaiton is bold and underlined Information is easy to digest and bullet pointed Contains examples of writing Contains examples o
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EPIC HERO and EPIC POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
This is a Presentation reviewing Epics and Epic Heroes using modern images of new heroes and images of heroes in the past. In connects students to the idea of an epic hero to heroes they know today and prepares them to read about Beowulf, the ultimate epic hero. For a free reproducible for students
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West Africa - Sundiata Epic & The Hero's Journey
This packet is designed to teach students about the Sundiata Epic from West Africa and to then compare it to more recent books and movies. Included in the file are: 1 - A set of reading sheets about the Hero's Journey and Sundiata Epic. 2 - Graphic organizers and question sheets (with teacher cop
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British Literature: Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Period & Beowulf as Epic Hero
The Powerpoint presentation provides students with an introduction to the history of the Anglo-Saxon period and the epic poem Beowulf. The presentation introduces students to the common traits shared by epic heroes and directs them toward applying those traits to the character of Beowulf as they rea
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Shield Project and Reflection Paper Based on the Elements of an Epic Hero
This Word document provides directions and a rubric for assigning a Shield Project. Each student will create his or her own shield, using the epic elements of the hero’s good qualities, flaws, background and quest, using their own lives as material. In the end, the shield is a collage of the student
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Beowulf Archetypal Epic Hero Discussion and Writing Bundle
This bundle will provide ideas for creating the activity to best teach your students about the epic hero and the hero archetype. The graphic organizer will assist with thinking through Beowulf and his place as a hero using the typical criteria of an archetypal epic hero. It is followed by a comple
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Common Core Lesson Plan - Beowulf: The Epic Hero
This is a lesson plan over the story of "Beowulf" but uses Common Core standards to relate it to other non-fictional texts. It focuses on why Beowulf is a hero. Students must "prove" Beowulf is heroic by comparing his characteristics to those mentioned of other heroes mention in song lyrics and blog
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"The Odyssey" - Visualizing the Epic Hero
"The Odyssey" - Visualizing the Epic Hero An epic hero is a character who is larger than life and displays outstanding qualities. The goal is to apply knowledge of epic hero characteristics in a visual format using evidence from the text. This assignment and other engaging activities can also be p
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Is Odysseus an Epic Hero?  Essay Assignment
I use this assignment with my 9th grade students after reading the Odyssey. We discuss the qualities of an epic hero (included in assignment) and then look for examples from the text to determine whether or not Odysseus shows the characteristics of an epic hero. The students then use the included
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Ancient Literature Epics and Epic Heroes Unit Introduction
Use this graphics-filled, informative Power Point to introduce a unit on Ancient Literature and/or Epics and Epic Heroes. Perfect as a first-day activity for a new unit.
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Beowulf and the Epic Hero Cycle
This is a packet intended to be used in conjunction with the reading of Beowulf. It includes: -An introductory essay that gives some information about the time period and the story, as well as information about the "Epic Hero Cycle." -Short answer questions -Extended response questions -A Creative
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Beowulf and Your Superhero -- Character and Epic Heroes in Beowulf
This worksheet guides students through the character traits of Beowulf, as an epic hero, as they compare and contrast him to a modern-day superhero. Subject/topics such as good versus evil are explored. This worksheet is designed to be used throughout the course of the poem.
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Epic Hero Unit
This product would be ideal as a prereading activity for any epic hero work such as Beowulf or The Odyssey. This product contains a PowerPoint mapping out the characteristics and journey of an epic hero, a corresponding graphic organizer for students to take notes, a graphic of epic hero movies (fou
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4 Corners Activity--Heroes (Epic Hero Unit)
I use this activity to get my students up and moving at the start of our unit on epic heroes, which includes Beowulf and The Iliad. It includes quotations about what a hero is/does and students have to decide where they stand (literally). This could be used with any text, fiction or nonfiction, in w
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Epic Hero Journey
Explore the Epic Hero Journey; this pack includes a PowerPoint presentation adapted from the work of Reg Harris (see citation below) and matching foldable. Students can easily follow along through the journey and keep organized notes. The PPT and DOC are editable should you wish to include graphic
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The Odyssey / Epic Hero Introduction Quiz
This 12-question quiz is recall of introductory information about The Odyssey, Greek Mythology, and the Epic Hero. I often let the students use their lecture notes on this quiz, as motivation for paying attention in class. An answer key is included on the second page of the document.
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Beowulf: Epic Hero Powerpoint & Notes
Power point mini-lesson featuring traits of an epic hero in Beowulf. Also includes a skeleton-outline featuring fill-in-the blank notes for students. An excellent tool for helping accommodate all learners.
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The Odyssey- Greek Epic Hero Paper with Example and Rubric
For this paper, the students write a paper proving that Odysseus is a Greek Epic hero based on the characteristics he possesses. This PDF document includes the following: Page 1: Epic Hero Cycle sheet that students fill in as they read the novel. They use it to write their paper. Page 2:Student
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The Odyssey Greek Epic Hero and gods/goddess/monster handout
This is a zip file that contains the following: 1st handout- a Blank "Epic Hero Cycle" handout where the students track how Odysseus fits the Epic Hero Cycle. The next two pages are all of the gods/goddesses/mythical beings present in books 9-12 and 22-24 of the Odyssey (that's all our text book
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The Language of Homer/ Epic Hero Assignment
This worksheet is best used as students BEGIN to read the first book of the Odyssey. It has them define, identify examples from the text and create original examples of: Epic Similes, Epithets, Allusions, Illusions, Rhyme Scheme and Imagery. Teacher will need to provide info on the conventions of
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