An Abridged Hero: The Archetypal Hero's Journey in Novella, Poem, and Music Video Form

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Resource ID#: 73811 Primary Type: Lesson Plan

General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Gifted
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, Interactive Whiteboard, LCD Projector, Speakers/Headphones, Microsoft Office
Instructional Time: 2 Hour(s) 30 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: Anthem, Ayn Rand, Invictus, William Ernest Henley, Run Boy Run, Woodkid, music video, hero, hero’s journey, synthesizing, multimedia

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1 Lesson Plan

An Argumentative Essay in Support of the Abridged Hero's Journey

The hero's journey is an archetypal plot structure found in novels and epic poems, yet it can also be found in popular poetry and music. After students have read the novella Anthem, the poem "Invictus," and the song "Run Boy Run," they will craft an argument proving that the appearance of the hero's journey in shorter texts is just as developed and apparent as its appearance in longer texts by synthesizing and citing directly from three different sources. They will find and organize evidence, draft their arguments, and perform a peer review as they complete the writing process. This lesson is lesson two in a two-part series.

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Lesson Plan

An Argumentative Essay in Support of the Abridged Hero's Journey:

The hero's journey is an archetypal plot structure found in novels and epic poems, yet it can also be found in popular poetry and music. After students have read the novella Anthem, the poem "Invictus," and the song "Run Boy Run," they will craft an argument proving that the appearance of the hero's journey in shorter texts is just as developed and apparent as its appearance in longer texts by synthesizing and citing directly from three different sources. They will find and organize evidence, draft their arguments, and perform a peer review as they complete the writing process. This lesson is lesson two in a two-part series.

Type: Lesson Plan