Back story to Beowulf; Clash of the Gods Series on History Channel
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Myths are often the first stories we learn as children--iconic tales where good and evil clash, and humanity and fantasy collide. Thousands of years ago, myths were created to help frame the world of the ancients, and dictate the guidelines of their societies. But could these mythological warriors--and the tales they inspired--have been real? The legend of Beowulf, the Viking world s most famous warrior, is the ultimate tale of courage. Pit against thirsty invaders, barbaric monsters, and a fire-breathing dragon, Beowulf emerged as Norse mythology's greatest hero. HISTORY explores this epic legend, including unearthed burial mounds and ancient carvings that suggest the story of Beowulf could be more than myth.
Completed video notes are designed to be study guides on the associated subject matter.
This documentary is a great visual for Literature and or World History. Video notes will allow students to follow along and remain engaged as they take in valuable content. This can also be given as a homework assignment where students can view the film at home or on YouTube and turn in video notes the next day. This assignment also speaks to point of view and provides an alternative source for those studying in Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
Cultural Studies and Activities
Media based assignments
COMMON CORE CONNECTION - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.7
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
INTEGRATE and evaluate MULTIPLE SOURCES of information presented in DIVERSE FORMATS and MEDIA (e.g., VISUALLY, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
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