Glenda Funk's lesson: '"A Hero Ain't Nothing but a Sandwich": Imagining and Inventing an "Epic" Hero' Objective: SWBAT use the hero monomyth as inspiration for creating an "epic" hero project. Big Idea: We all have personal heroes and ideas about heroes whether from personal experience or pop culture.

"A Hero Ain't Nothing but a Sandwich": Imagining and Inventing an "Epic" Hero

What makes a hero? This looks at the idea of the 'hero's journey,' and is helpful both when analysing literature and when writing your own stories.

6 minute Microwave Caramels - literally mix ingredients and stir. HOLY Moly - these are good. Add a sprinkle of sea salt and you have a fancy salted caramel.

Microwave Caramels

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What does it mean to be a hero? Children love making super heroes but this craftivity allows kids to think a little deeper about what attributes a super hero needs to have. You can also do this as a simple cut and paste project with no writing prompt.

What Does it Mean to Be a Hero Craftivity

What does it mean to be a hero? Children love making super heroes but this craftivity allows kids to think a little deeper about what attributes a super hero needs to have. You can also do this as a simple cut and paste project with no writing prompt.

This blogger nails the criticism of Campbell's monomyth in writing. The problem is not Campbell, but that his profound exploration of the human experience has been degraded into a "cookbook" for writing fiction. Critics who don't understand this are too lazy or too myopic to understand the monomyth's power and scope. Criticism is easy; true understanding is not.

Deconstructing the Heroic

Teach The Hero's Journey, or Monomyth, using the steps created by Joseph Campbell. Storyboards include heroic journey, plot diagram, and literary conflict.

what makes a hero?

Where Do Heroes Come From?

How do biology, upbringing, and outside influences intersect to produce altruistic and heroic behavior? And how can we encourage this behavior in corporations, classrooms, and individuals?

From the Odyssey, to Robinson Crusoe, to Star Wars — why are we drawn to stories about heroes? And what do they tell us about ourselves? This hour, TED speakers explore what makes a hero's journey.

The Hero's Journey

[TED radio hour] From the Odyssey, to Robinson Crusoe, to Star Wars — why are we drawn to stories about heroes? This hour, TED speakers explore what makes a hero's journey.

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