This is a classroom tried, perfected and ready to go activity! The students really get engaged in this challenge to put the entire epic poem in chronological order. Listening to their discussions as they work out disagreements in the order, really pushes them to prove their knowledge of the text. I have used this type of lesson with students from grade 9-college level, but this particular Beowulf challenge seems to be best fit for upper high school/college because of the difficulty of the text.
Enjoy this activity and feel free to send me any comments/questions. I only share the lessons I know are truly effective for high engagement and challenging to multiple learning styles.