Unit 1:

The Quest

What are the common characteristics of “the quest”? What does the “hero’s journey” consist of?
~ 24 days

Enduring Understandings of the Unit:

  • “The quest” and “heroic archetypes” can be used as devices to identify the central idea of a text. 
  • There are similarities and differences between traditional and modern heroes and their quests. 
  • “The quest”  and “heroic archetypes” can be used  as vehicles for analysis that can be applied to texts from the past to modern-day. 

Unit Outline

23 Components

The purpose of this unit is for students to identify, understand, and analyze the heroic archetype and some of its variations in literature and real life .  Since it is the first unit of 10th grade, it  is also the time to establish classroom routines for reading, writing, speaking, listening, and collaborating.  Teachers should choose texts that best support their particular students in exploring the Guiding Questions and developing Enduring Understandings. 

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