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This foldable was designed to intriduce students to Norse culture while allowing them to get to know figurative language they will encounter in Beowulf.
Beowulf is an epic tale that is wonderful to study with students. Before they dive into the story, this fodable will allow them to get to know the culture of the Norse people. They will eplore where they were from, their legacy, their interests, and their religion. Then, they will look at figurative language.
Students can fill in the foldable by researching in books and on the internet.
Topics exlpored are:
1. Who were the Vikings?
2. Trade and Seafaring Skills
6. Farming and Food
7. Social Structure
8. Arts and Crafts
11. Weapons and warfare
12. Comitatus and Allegiance.
13. Funeral Customsosed to take the dead to Viking Heaven.
14. The Thing
17. Mythical Creatures
18. Norse Legacy
19. Common Misconceptions
20. Gods and Goddesses
21. Norse Culture/Literary Devices
22. Alliteration: repetition of an initial sound, usually of a consonant, in two or more words of a phrase. Example: let us go forth and lead the land we love.-J.F. Kennedy
23. Repetition of words or phrases: the repeating of the same group of words or phrases in several places of the poem or story
24. Litotes: understatement for effect: figures of speech in which a positive statement is made by the negative of its opposite, a deliberate understatement. Example: It’s no fun to be sick; Lincoln was not a bad president.
25. Kennings: Phrase used in place of a simple word, it consists of two words related to the object but not necessarily to each other. Example: wave-horse=boat, whale-road=sea
There is also a tentative answer sheet to guide the instructor.
This lesson was designed for gifted elementary students, but would be appropriate for 2-7th grades. Enjoy making learning hands on and fun!