The Hero's Journey: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching and Understanding

The Hero's Journey: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching and Understanding
The Hero's Journey: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching and Understanding
The Hero's Journey: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching and Understanding
The Hero's Journey: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching and Understanding
The Hero's Journey: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching and Understanding
The Hero's Journey: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching and Understanding
The Hero's Journey: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching and Understanding
The Hero's Journey: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching and Understanding
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A Comprehensive Guide for Understanding and Teaching the Hero's Journey

This 218-page guide is the most comprehensive resource for teaching the Hero's Journey you'll find anywhere. A synthesis of 40 years experience, it combines detailed lesson plans with a wealth of resource material analyzing the journey and its elements.

The guide features eight complete units, with lesson plans for up to six weeks (you can adapt the lessons to your needs and schedule). It covers both Joseph Campbell's monomyth and my psychologically-based teaching model of the journey. The text is supplemented by nearly 100 thought-provoking, journey-related quotes for discussion or writing.

In addition to the classroom materials, you'll find nearly 100 pages of resource and background material to enrich your own knowledge of the journey and related topics—all you need to teach the hero's journey at every level from middle school to college.

BONUS: When you order you will also receive our 64-page guide "The Hero's Journey: Five Project Supplement," "The Hero's Journey in Five Days" supplement and "A Glossary of Hero's Journey Terms." See our preview for details.

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CONTENTS (See my preview for full details)

Introduction: "We Live in Story" - Foundation for teaching the Hero's Journey

1 - The Rite of Passage: The "nuclear unit" of the Hero's Journey

2 - Joseph Campbell's monomyth: A Comprehensive Analysis

3 - The Hero's Journey: The Path of Transformation

4 - Teaching the Hero's Journey - General Lesson Plan and Approach

5 - "Gawain and the Green Knight": The Journey in Legend

6 - "The Legend of the Buddha": A Spiritual Hero's Journey

7 - "Star Wars IV: A New Hope": The Hero's Journey in Film (or other film)

8 - The Call Refused: Evoking the Shadow Journey

9 - Appendix: Five Hero's Journey activities for analyzing stories

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Author Reg Harris has 40 years of experience teaching, researching and writing about Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey. He has an MA in psychology focusing on the transformative process in the Hero' Journey. His teaching guide "The Hero's Journey: A Guide to Literature and Life," which is being used by schools in 42 states and 17 countries, won the 2002 National Youth Storytelling "Teaching and Coaching" Pegasus Award, and in 2007 he was a featured speaker at the 30th Anniversary Celebration of "Star Wars."

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