I use this activity after studying the hero's journey and The Odyssey to help students relate what they have learned and realize how pervasive this story structure is in our culture and around the world.
This cooperative learning activity asks students to use a novel that we have read previously in class (almost any novel will work) and apply what they know about the hero's journey to that novel. In groups, students will create an infographic using piktochart.com that shows how the novel's protagonist travels through the hero's journey. This activity works best when students are in groups of three or four.
1) Assignment sheet which includes assignment instructions and requirements, stages of the hero's journey, archetypes in the hero's journey, daily tasks, and independent tasks for each group member.
3) Graphic organizer for students to use when describing how their protagonist travels through the hero's journey
4) Pre-test and post-test with key