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An exciting mini-unit on archetypal characters. Students will never look at characters in any story the same way again. They will learn to analyze characters for attributes linking them to archetypal roles and be able to correctly assign a character's archetype. When students read books or watch movies, they won't be able to not think critically about the characters.
The mini-unit includes a generic worksheet on archetypal characters that can be used for any story; 1 PowerPoint as a teaching base for archetypal characters using the Disney movie "Hercules" as an example (great for Greek Mythology Unit!); and 1 PowerPoint using the Dreamworks movie "Kung-Fu Panda" as an example for teaching archetypal characters. 2 PPts are provided as 2 separate choices for teaching the lesson. I recommend to show either movie in class before using the PPt to teach.
This mini-unit fits in perfectly with the Kingdom Keepers Novel Unit that is also for sale here at my store.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6-8.3 - Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.3 - Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.5 - Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.