Unit 2:

The Unlikely Hero

Why are traditional stories about the hero’s quest still relatable today?
~ 25 days

In this unit, students will dive deeper into the hero’s journey by analyzing a modern quest and tracking the protagonist’s journey as they did with the traditional hero from Unit 1. Students will question the “knight in shining armor” archetype in Unit 2, as they spend the unit traveling alongside a different type of hero- the unlikely hero. Through a literary analysis essay and a creative modern scene rewrite, students will bridge centuries of writing, from the Classical to the Modern, to discover that the “hero” is still very much alive. 


Unit Outline

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