Beowulf Mini Unit- Distance Learning Friendly

Rated 4.57 out of 5, based on 7 reviews
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Around the World With Mrs C
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10th - 12th, Homeschool
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Afraid your students won't like Beowulf? Or maybe you're worried that you won't have enough time to cover Beowulf. This Beowulf mini unit exposes students to all the greatness of Beowulf in a condensed and exciting way. Use the 3 episodes from the podcast (Myths and Legends) as well as excerpts from the Seamus Haney version of Beowulf.

Students will love it because it's fast-paced, fun, and a fantastic way to look at hero culture. You will love it because it's a quick way to cover this epic tale but is still high on rigor!

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  • 5-day unit breakdown of suggested way to teach this mini unit
  • PP presentation on Epic Heroes vs Heroes utilizing Batman and Superman
  • PP presentation on thematic topics vs theme statements to help your students begin writing a thematic analysis of Beowulf
  • 14 PDF handouts that breakdown Beowulf into three parts. Each handout incorporates an episode from the Myths and Legends podcast as well as passages from the text.
  • 2007 movie viewing handout (this is great to compare how changes in the plot change the theme of the story)
  • Writing prompt to address thematic statement and evidence to support
  • Handout with thematic analysis sentence stems to help students in need of support of writing out their analysis
  • Boast Like Beowulf PDF handout

Would you like a more detailed look at how this was used in my own classroom? Check out this link!

What are other teachers saying?

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Extremely satisfied

My students loved this resource! It engaged them and helped guide them through the challenging content, and I found it to be fairly adaptable for various overall units. I used it primarily for in person learning, but it also worked well for students who were on digital while we completed it.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Extremely satisfied

This resource is perfect for the hybrid classroom. I was very worried about teaching Beowulf this year but this had everything I needed to keep my students engaged.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Very satisfied

This was great to supplement our study of Beowulf. I had a sub for two days in the middle of the unit and this was easy for them to do without losing content days. After our test, several students said that the podcast helped them remember important facts.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Very satisfied

Great mini unit. I especially liked the assignments that incorporated the Myth & Legends podcast.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.


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