A comprehensive film-viewing sheet that requires students to access higher-level thinking skills. Students analyze how the main character of the film is an archetypal hero and thus track his journey according to Joseph Campbell's steps. Each step
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Literature
NY Times article - "Back from war but not really" that explores the role of the veteran in modern times and examines Odysseus and the Odyssey as a veteran's story. Critical thinking questions ask students to examine this non-fiction article for
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Close Reading
Students read Weldon Kee's poem Aspects of Robinson and use the structure to create an original poem describing Odysseus from the Odyssey. Poem must reflect Odysseus as an archetypal hero. Includes grading rationale and link to Kee's poem.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature