ERIC Number: ED463194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Beowulf. Lessons from ORIAS Institute on History through Literature in the 6th Grade/7th Grade Core Classrooms, 1998-2000.
This lesson plan, featuring the epic, "Beowulf," employs the introduction-quotation exchange to monitor student comprehension while reading the epic. A second exercise, also dealing with reading comprehension, requires students to keep an historical evidence journal and fill out an historical evidence chart. The lesson plan features a hero's journey map with questions for students to answer. The journey map exercise helps students understand that all cultures have hero figures and how heroes from cultures that appear to be very different from each other often have similarities. Contains a specific section outlining Beowulf's journey. (BT)
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Epics, Foreign Countries, Medieval History, Middle Schools, Old English Literature, Social Studies, Student Journals, Study Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Office of Resources for International and Area Studies.