English 11 Syllabus Updates

Week Sixteen Syllabus Update

“Distraction is a kind of obesity of the mind.”

                                    Matthew Crawford

Week Sixteen (4.27-5.1):

Monday:

Complete our analysis of the Hero’s Journey. By today, each of you needs to claim a modern work (television show, video game, movie, novel) to analyze using the Epic Hero Characteristics and the Hero’s Journey stages. No duplicates. First come, first serve. We will be presenting your analysis of these texts in our final class week.

We will then assign partners one of the eight world/historical epics listed below to research, analyze according to the Epic Hero’s Characteristics and the Hero’s Journey stages, and present to the rest of the class.

Below are the epic tales you will be researching, reading (in summary form), and presenting:

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Iliad/The Odyssey

Beowulf

Mahabharata

Sundiata

El Cid

Saga of the Volsungs

Das Nibelungenlied

Below is the rubric we will be using for this research/presentations:

Epic presentation rubric

Tuesday:

We will spend the first half of class analyzing The Lego Movie as extended practice with the Epic Hero Characteristics and the Hero’s Journey stages.

We will use the TodaysMeet link listed below to discuss and analyze as we watch.

TodaysMeet link

The second half of class will be allotted to you and your partner working on the assigned world epic.

Wednesday (shortened day): CHS Community Service Day. No class.

Thursday:

We will spend the first half of class analyzing The Lego Movie as extended practice with the Epic Hero Characteristics and the Hero’s Journey stages.

The second half of class will be allotted to you and your partner working on the assigned world epic.

 Friday:

IIP final paper work. You need to share a document with me by the end of class containing the direct quotations you will be using for the final paper. You must have at least two from every written text source, and you should have at least one from a movie source (more will score higher on the end rubric).

Below is the rubric I will use to assess your final IIP papers:

comprubric.docx

Your modern epic analysis presentations will begin on Wednesday of next week. We may have some time in class to work on preparing these, but the expectation is that most of this will be done outside of class (as you no longer have IIP reading to do). The rubric for this presentation is similar to the world historical epic presentation, only it is worth 100 points instead of 200.

Modern Epic Analysis Presentation

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