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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Thursday's Class - The Hero's Journey Part I

Parent Connect:

What You Need for Class Today...
  1. Composition Book
  2. Pen/Pencil
  3. From Back Table: 

DO NOW:  Copy

Entry Title: The Hero's Journey

A sequence of events that occur as a hero (protagonist) journeys through a supernatural adventure. There are three stages: (The Departure, The Initiation, The Return).

  1. DO NOW:  The Hero's Journey
  2. RULE REMINDERRaise your hand to participate!
  3. QUOTE OF THE WEEK“If you hang out with chickens, you're going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you're going to fly.”
  4. TODAY'S QUESTION: How is the Hero's Journey represented in Western cultures from ancient Greece to modern day America?
  5. CONNECTION: Let's go to a movie! What are some of the
                          stages you go through to see a movie?
  6. MINI-LESSON: Definition of the Hero's Journey.
  7. PRACTICE: Film clips: Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom.
  8. ASSESSMENT:  Complete the first stage of the Hero's Journey.
  9. HOMEWORK:  None

Background for Film Clips

Entry Title: The Holy Grail Legend

  1. The Holy Grail - A mythical cup said to be the cup used by Jesus Christ at the last supper.
  2. It was believed that anyone who drank from this cup would live forever.
  3.  Another legend:  It disappeared for 1000 years and was found again by three brothers who were knights from the first Crusade.
  4. Two of the brothers walked out of the desert 150 years later and told the story to a Franciscan Friar who wrote it down in a book.
  5. That  book tells of two stone tablets that give the exact location of the Holy Grail. One of which was buried with the knight's dead bother in Venice, Italy.

The Holy Grail was a vessel used by Christ at the Last Supper. Given to his grand-uncle, St. Joseph of Arimathea, it was used by him to collect Christ's blood and sweat while Joseph tended him on the Cross. After Christ's death, Joseph was apparently imprisoned in a rock tomb similar to the one he had given for the body of his grand-nephew. Left to starve, he was sustained for several years by the power of the Grail which provided him with fresh food and drink every morning. Later, St. Joseph traveled to Britain with his family and several followers. He settled at Ynys Witrin (Glastonbury), but the Grail was taken to Corbenic where it was housed in a spectacular castle, guarded always by the Grail Kings, descendants of Joseph's daughter, Anna (Enygeus) and her husband, Brons.