The Hero's Journey Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

If you are discussing 'The Hero with a Thousand Faces' by Joseph Campbell or teaching a lesson on writing, this lesson plan provides a literary guideline on writing heroic stories. Students will read a lesson, answer discussion questions, create a skit and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • List the three stages in a hero's journey
  • Provide literary examples of each stage
  • Collaborate in a group to create a skit of one of the stages

Length

60-120 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.9

Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

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