Zachary Hamby

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By Zachary Hamby
No Greek hero is more popular than Hercules (or Heracles in Greek), and none of his adventures is more famous than his twelve labors. This "escape room" activity asks students to solve twelve creative puzzles (a combination of word scrambles,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Other (ELA)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$6.99
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By Zachary Hamby
Want a surefire way to interest your students in the Salem Witch Trials and The Crucible? Use this social-deduction game to immerse your students in the hysteria that shook Salem Village, Massachusetts in 1692. Soon they will be wondering, "Who is a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games
$4.99
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By Zachary Hamby
After teaching mythology for over ten years, I have finally found a film that works as a good companion film for our Norse mythology unit: Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok (2017). Although superhero films may seem like mindless action, Thor: Ragnarok
Subjects:
English Language Arts, European History, Visual Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.7
$4.99
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By Zachary Hamby
Are you looking for a more engaging way to teach the Odyssey? These five 40-minute script-stories bring Homer's epic to life by allowing your students to inhabit the classic characters. Although dialogue and touches of humor have been added to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Ancient History, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$14.99
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By Zachary Hamby
This collection provides you with a fun, cartoony visual to teach the Five Elements of Plot. This printable worksheet features a mountain climber experiencing Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution in a humorous way.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters, Clip Art
$1.99
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By Zachary Hamby
This 3-page black-and-white handout, featuring original artwork, provides details about the major Norse god and goddesses. Also included is a map of Yggdrasil, the World Tree, from Norse Mythology in a cartoony style. This also makes a nice coloring
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts
$1.99
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By Zachary Hamby
Have you ever wondered how the Disney film version of Hercules stacks up against real mythology? This collection of activities gives students a chance to view the Disney film, read the original myth (through a Reader's Theater script-story), and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Ancient History, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.7
$7.99
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By Zachary Hamby
Want to add a little fun to your study of the 14th century poem SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT? This Reader's Theater script-story adaptation designed for 10-12th graders serves as a perfect complement to the study of the original poem. Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Middle Ages, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.10
$4.99
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By Zachary Hamby
Teaching students Joseph Campbell's theory of the Hero's Journey is an excellent way to introduce them to the idea of literary analysis. Using guided questions, this worksheet asks students to analyze any story (whether it is a novel, a film, or a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.5, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.5
$0.99
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By Zachary Hamby
This 11-page script-story adapts a favorite myth from Norse mythology. Odin, the All-Father of the Gods, goes on a quest to discover how the day of Ragnarok can be prevented. This hilarious script-story has twelve speaking parts appropriate for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Scripts
$4.99
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By Zachary Hamby
Enhance the study of myth, legend, and literature by teaching common character archetypes to your students. This 20-page presentation gives background on Carl Jung, the originator of the archetype, as well as the attributes of 18 different
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Psychology, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.7.5, RL.9-10.6
$4.99
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By Zachary Hamby
Want to give your students some practice writing their own Hero's Journey? This set of graphic organizers is perfect for young writers who want to invent some heroes of their own. Using your choice of written-response only or a creative,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Graphic Organizers
$6.99
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By Zachary Hamby
Ever have troubles teaching The Canterbury Tales? Use this script-story adaptation of "The Wife of Bath's Tale" to generate student interest in Geoffrey Chaucer's classic. Allow your students to inhabit the characters as they learn why these tales
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Scripts
$4.99
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By Zachary Hamby
Introduce your students to the granddaddy of all epic heroes, Gilgamesh the warrior-king of Uruk. Bring The Epic of Gilgamesh, the world’s oldest known epic poem, to life with three student-friendly Reader’s Theater script-stories. Follow Gilgamesh
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Ancient History, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$14.99
4
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By Zachary Hamby
This Reader's Theater script-story dramatizes Edgar Allan Poe's classic horror tale "The Masque of the Red Death" by adding lines of character dialogue while maintaining the challenging vocabulary, symbolic richness, and plot details of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Scripts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.9
$4.99
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By Zachary Hamby
This bundle includes everything you need for giving your students a thorough introduction to Joseph Campbell's storytelling pattern the Hero's Journey: A Stages of the Hero's Journey presentation, common archetypes presentation, creative Hero's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
CCSS:
RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6
$22.95
$18.36
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By Zachary Hamby
This 45-minute script-story adapts the ancient Greek myth of Perseus and his adventure to slay the snake-haired Gorgon Medusa. The script includes 19 speaking parts as well as opportunities for sound effects. Reader's Theater is an effective
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Scripts
$4.99
2
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By Zachary Hamby
Analyze myth, legend, and literature on a whole new level by using the lens of the Hero's Journey. This 37-page presentation uses high-interest images from The Lion King and Star Wars: A New Hope to give detailed accounts of the stages of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Philosophy, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5
$4.99
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By Zachary Hamby
Have you ever wanted to teach The Scarlet Letter but couldn't find the time? While preserving the author's literary style, this 52-page text adapts Hawthorne's classic novel into four 45-minute Reader's Theater script-stories. Allowing the students
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Scripts
CCSS:
RL.11-12.2
$14.99
4
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By Zachary Hamby
The Salem Witch Trials are one of the most bizarre and confounding events in American History. For no apparent reason men, women, and children suddenly started making wild accusations that their neighbors were servants of the Devil, who were
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Scripts
$4.99
3
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an English teacher for over a decade. I am the author of the Mythology for Teens and Reaching Olympus textbook series. I am also an illustrator. I have spoken at various English/Language Arts conferences about different ways to engage students in literature. I also maintain two websites: www.mythologyteacher.com and creativeenglishteacher.com During that time I have had many successes and failures in the classroom. My successes encouraged me, and my failures challenged me to become more creative. My ultimate goal has always been to increase student engagement by bringing literature to life. In this store you will find a variety of lesson ideas that worked for me. What I share here is what I use in my own classroom on a daily basis. I hope these ideas will find success in your classroom as well!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Creativity is not some secret skill that some have and others don’t. Creativity is simply a sustained effort toward an ideal. First, creative teachers imagine their ideal classroom. Then through trial and error, they discover ways to turn that ideal into a reality. Whatever doesn’t work gets thrown out. What does work gets duplicated and perfected. Keeping this process in mind, you can see that creativity is not some magical, lightning-strike moment with immediate results. It’s hard work! Yet, through this ongoing creative effort, teachers become active agents of change—creator-teachers who shape every facet of the learning experience.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree in English Education from Southwest Missouri State Master's Degree in English Education from Missouri State Specialist's Degree in Administration from University of Missouri

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