In Language Arts, we have been learning about the stages of the *Hero’s Journey. Students have considered the path of heroes from a variety of sources, starting with the delightful Petite Rouge Riding Hood, continuing with Luke Skywalker, and beginning what will be a recurring examination of the roles of both Odysseus and the women of The Odyssey.
This week, students began to think about their own personal narratives with Ms. Lulu, work that will extend into Performance Studies. Later in the year, after our study of Ready Player One, students will create a Virtual Reality excursion through their own hero’s journey in a crossover project that continues this combined focus.
Next week, with Language Arts substitute Alison Behnke, students will begin Elie Wiesel’s Night, adding a personal account to the historical foundation they have been getting in Global Studies. This will begin a conversation on what it means to be a hero in real life and in dire situations that will continue after Intensives with the study of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.
* Note: The word ‘hero’ is used to refer to individuals who are male, female, gender neutral, and gender non-conforming, not just males.