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Epic Heroes and Epic Poems

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  • 1. DO NOW: On loose-leaf paperMake a list of as many heroes as youcan come up with. Include anyone thatcomes to mind from the past orpresent, real or fictionalworld, individuals, groups, ororganizations.4:00 minutes
  • 2. Note to my studentsDear Students,I woke up ill today and will come back to schooltomorrow. This is my PowerPoint presentation for ournext mastery objective—EPIC HEROES AND EPICPOETRY.We are reading The Odyssey next week, which is anepic poem with an epic hero. I can’t wait to startreading it with you!----Ms. Santos
  • 3. Agenda Done now and good news What makes a hero? Epic Heroes and Epic Poems Ancient Greek Heroes vs. Current Day Heroes Exit Ticket
  • 4. Objective SWBAT define the elements of an epic poem andan epic hero SWBAT analyze their preconceived notions ofcurrent day heroism
  • 5. Share out DO NOW
  • 6. CHOOSE THE HERO YOU MOST RESPECTOR INTERESTS YOU! (Answer on paper)1. What are their qualities?2. What are their obstacles?3. What do they try to accomplish—and for whom?4. How do they accomplish their objectives?
  • 7. What similarities do you see between youand your classmates’ heroes?
  • 8. Epic Heroes (COPY THESE NOTES!) Larger than life--embodies the highest ideals of hisculture Takes a quest or journey Live on after death (remembered forever) Regular human without superpowers Overcomes great obstacles but maintains humanity Experiences typical human emotions Connects with lesser humans
  • 9. Epic Poetry (COPY THESE NOTES!) The hero is a great leader who is identified stronglywith a particular people or society Setting is broad and often includes supernaturalrealms The hero does great deeds in battle or undertakesan extraordinary journey or quest Sometimes gods or other supernatural or fantasticbeings take part in the action The story is told in heightened language
  • 10. Compare and contrast (fill out Venndiagram on notes)Epic HeroCurrent DayHero
  • 11. Collect papers for Ms. Santos
  • 12. If extra time…TARGET TIME EXPECTATIONS Stay seated at your assigned table group, and askyour tablemates before you use the question cup! Be a homie, not a hater Use church voices, not alien attack voices Use every minute of class

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