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A SAVINGS OF $8! From Hercules to Harry Potter: Mythology in Film Bundle is an amalgam of resources and classroom activities used to introduce the genre of mythology, archetypes and the Hero’s Journey, as well as other mythical elements to middle and high school students as applied to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Golden Compass, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, Mulan, and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. This bundle is a collection of three units, which includes the following topics and activities:
*What is Mythology?: A global definition of mythology.
*The Continuum of Fäerie: Introduces Fäerie as a supergenre and mythology’s role within the continuum.
*The Truth of Myth: How myth evolved from a statement of events to our modern understanding of the word, and how to find the truth in myth.
*The Cauldron of Story: The idea that every story ever told has been told repeatedly throughout the ages.
*The Three Faces of Myth: The roles of the supernatural, nature, and man’s influence on mythology.
*The Hero’s Journey with applicable archetypes
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:
*The Source, Purpose, and Use of Magic
Activity: Potions Class – Green Slime
*Western vs. Eastern Dragons throughout Mythology
Activity: Divination Class – Chinese Fortune Sticks
Activity: Divination Class, Period 2 - I Ching Hexagrams
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring:
*Beowulf and the Cauldron of Story
*Arthurian Legend’s Influence
Activity: Divination Class, Period 3 - Runes and Rune Casting
His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass:
*Animals in Mythology
*Animals and Archetypes
*Characters and their Daemons
Activity: Divination Class, Period 4 – the Alethiometer
Star Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace:
*Jedi and Samurai
* Star Wars: a Modern Myth