Informational powerpoint about the Heroic Cycle or Monomyth, as described mainly by Joseph Campbell's work. I use this in my Latin III class to introduce the archetypal component parts of a hero story. Each part of the cycle has a slide with some examples from modern movies and pop culture, and as I do the presentation I encourage my students to think of their own examples. Could be easily used in a literature class. Written for high school. Might be a little long for middle school, but the content wouldn't be too hard for them. This usually takes me between 1 and 2 classes to present, depending on how much discussion students are having.