Analysis Of The Hero's Adventure By Joseph Campbell

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Overview
The Hero’s Adventure was created for the reflective professional struggling with engaging students in reading and writing. This guide focuses particularly on the works of Joseph Campbell. The story that will be examined in this guide includes: The Hero’s Adventure. Students are taught how to close read, identifying symbols, themes, identify hero’s in mythology, and character analysis in a short story. Students will compose a daily journal that will be shared and turned in as a final project at the end of the unit. An outline of the journal prompts and grading rubric is included in the appendix.
This guide is for students in grade 6-8th who have a general idea of a journey. Teaching short stories can be a taunting task and with The Hero’s Adventure, the process will flow a lot smoother. Throughout this guide, teachers and students will learn, grow, and gain a better appreciation for taking a journey and the works of Joseph Campbell. All of the necessary forms have been included for your use.
About the Author
Joseph Campbell was born in New York in 1904 on March 26th. He was raised Irish Catholic and quickly became involved in his church. Joseph is the son of Charles and Josephine Campbell. At the age of seven, Joseph’s dad took him to a Wild West show and he became infascinated with the naked American Indian. From this point forward, he became consumed with Native American culture. Campbell was immersed in his Catholic rituals while being obsessed with Native Americans. By the time Campbell turned ten, he had consumed himself in every Native American book at his local library in the children’s section that he was admitted to read the adult books. Not long after he had read all of those as well. At thirteen, Joseph s...

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...ubric that can be found in the appendix.

Cross Curricular Activities
Math- Students will evaluate his or her journey and predict how long it will take to travel from one destination to another. This can be done in many formats at the teacher’s subjection.
Art-In art class, students will draw a visual of their hero’s journey. This should include symbols, roadblocks, and important factors that contributed to the journey. All four of the major parts of the journey should be included.
Drama- Students will make their quest from paper or media format to real-life. This can be done with friends in the classroom. All of the important factors should be included.
Social studies- Students will research Campbell’s history and an overview of the hero that they chose. After researching the information, students will put together a 2-3 page narrative of one journey of choice
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