This download includes the structured notes (in both PDF and MS WORD versions) to be used as a graphic organizer for students to follow along with the PPT described below. The notes are formatted perfectly onto one page for easy printing.
The PowerPoint can be used an an introductory lesson before reading Beowulf or The Hobbit. It is highly engaging, and has a number of links to scenes and other relevant clips on YouTube. The slides give background on J.R.R. Tolkien, his fascination with Beowulf, and many similarities between Beowulf and the Hobbit, similarities in Lord of the Rings, connections to Superman, Batman, The Village, Ironman, Wallace and Gromit, the 13th Warrior and more. Enjoy!