Joseph Campbell’s 17 Steps of the Hero’s Journey
is an essential resource, cataloguing the timeless patterns found in SO many of the texts you will cover for YEARS to come as an educator. ANY GRADE – 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12!
A. PDF’D secure Power Point
, 18 pages total, 14 pages CHOCK full of information
B. NOTE TAKER
for students to follow along, with prompts to increase on-task behavior and retention.
C. A SIMPLE QUIZ
, the goal of which is to ensure understanding of
PDF’s PowerPoint Contents INCLUDE:
A. Joseph Campbell’s Influences
B. Campbell’s book title
C. Definition of “monomyth”
D. Brief background explanation on “the Hero’s Journey”
E. Brief list of books and movies that use this journey
F. Each step of the Hero’s Journey explained…
G. But organized into the THREE phases as written by Campbell
H. *with the slides COLOR CODED on the edges for increased memory retention.
WAYS TO USE!
Show it in fall, and refer back to it throughout the year, OR,
Show this presentation just before you teach the Odyssey, the Iliad, Beowulf, any of the Arthurian legends or romances (I can go on).
DAY ONE LESSON:
Show Presentation, students use NOTETAKER, Give Quiz.
LESSON for THREE DAYS:
Show Presentation, students share examples for each step of the journey as they fill out their NOTETAKE; Review Day 2; give the quiz on the 3rd day.
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