Students will study the literature, history, and language associated with Beowulf. Students should follow the order of assignments and directions below as a means to supplement the class discussion and their reading,
Students must define and learn the meaning to the following vocabulary words for this unit. Please place these terms into your IN notebook, define, and complete a vocabulary graphic organizer (GO).
Source: AP Terms List and mrs.tara.neely
As we begin the Beowulf unit, we must understand the time frame the time frame in which our story is set. So it is important that you review and take notes from background PowerPoint and prepare for a possible pop quiz on the information it contains.
Please watch and take note of the information given about the culture and the story of Beowulf.
Source: History Channel
Please watch and take note of the stages and steps used in creating a hero.
Source: Matthew Winker
Please read and take interactive notes in your IN notebook.
A short (but informative) video on the history of the English language. Please view and take interactive notes in your IN notebook.
Source: The Open University
What is an epic?
What are the parts/characteristics of an epic?
What other popular epic have you read?
Print the handout and annotate it or place the information in you IN notebook for reference.
During reading of Beowulf, we will encounter the Anglo-Saxon boast. The boast is, as we will read, a way to introduce one's self to a group. In doing so you would share your success and prove your wyrd.
Source: From Peter Bobbe at Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville, NC.