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Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey

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An exciting twist on the study of the classical hero and the heroic quest! Using film to explore modern-day tales of heroes, the resource contains complete, ready-to-use lesson plans for as many as twelve days of instruction. Throughout this mini-unit, students discuss topics such as hero vs. celebrity, villains, and the heroic journey. They also trace elements of this genre in modern-day films, as well as in their own lives. The final creative writing task has them create a script or video.

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