Looking for a way to teach Norse Mythology that is relevant today? Hoping to incorporate a wide variety of texts and activities with your students? Searching for a multicultural unit that takes a critical look at who we deem to be a hero and a villain and how factors like fear and prejudice color those decisions?
Stop right there! This unit is for you!
This literature unit draws on two short stories, an episode of Black Mirror, two non-fiction texts, a TED Talk, an essay, poetry, a graphic novel, and a mythology collection.
It includes discussion questions for every text, activities, a guide and worksheet for using student-led discussion, slideshows, copies all reading materials used in the unit (books excepted), instructions on holding a Norse feast, and two complete final assessments.
All of this comes to you in PDFs that can easily be printed and utilized in class. I can also provide GoogleDoc links for many of the attached materials on request.
Heroes and Villains is designed to be taught over a quarter and to entertain and engage high school students. It is aligned to CCSS reading standards and designed to be used with the Marvels trade paperback and the Norse Mythology paperback edition.
This is a unit entirely of my own creation and used in my classroom for three years.
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