Stage 1: Desired Results

Established Goals:
ELA RL 1-3, RC 1-2, W 1-2, C 1-2, LSV 1-2.
Students will understand that...
  • Both heroes and villains pursue excellence.
  • Some traits are seen as positive in almost all cultures; others are culture-specific.
  • The certain expectation that the central problem will be resolved allows us to enjoy the characters’ struggles.
  • People regularly choose security over adventure.
Essential Questions:
  • Why are adventure stories so popular? Why is “exciting” a compliment for a story?
  • Why is it so necessary to identify a villain as the source of a problem?
  • Are there defining traits of heroism and villainy? If so, what are they? If not, how do we categorize characters?
  • How can lackeys and victims affect an adventure? What are their defining traits?
  • How are adventures different from normal life? What are the pros and cons of each?
  • How can adventure stories help us understand the real world?
Students will know...
Students will be able to...


Stage 2: Assessment Evidence

Performance Tasks: Dana, I am SO taking your wiki idea! :D Tweaked a bit, as these young'uns won't be dealing with historical fiction.
Other Evidence:

Stage 3: Learning Plan

Learning Activities: