Time passes on and eventually Higlac dies, he wishes for Beowulf to become king but Beowulf refuses saying that he would not become king because Higlac's son was next in line. A list of songs that were inspired by reading literature. Include name, origin, height, weight, experience, skills, position applied for, etc. A trend in film today is to modernize old stories. Your art should be accompanied by a short statement detailing why you made the choices you did and what pieces of the text helped you to come up with this idea.
However, lines should be memorized. Beowulf Projects — Worth 100 Points Directions: Choose one of the project ideas listed below. Thirteen questions for writing or discussion. Suggested items include pictures, personal articles, and other physical objects. Under the image, each group should include a caption that captures the essence of Beowulf's superhero quality.
Tell your students to take note of everything the poet lets us know about the character. On the board or a handout, provide students with a list of well-known people, places, and things. This story would definitely lend itself to doing the pages loose and bookbinding them. When presenting to the class, be able to tell us what elements in the poem provide lines can be seen in your reconstruction. Objective: Students will create a poster illustrating how aspects of Beowulf inspired aspects of Tolkien's Middle Earth. Let them know that the rule-book will only be complete if it gives the answers to all of the prompt questions.
Students will learn the conventions of Anglo-Saxon poetry, solve online riddles, write riddles, and reflect on what they have learned. It may be helpful to give the students some stems for their journals. So, they may have decided to hire a rapper or play a History Channel documentary. After writing the lyrics, record a music video to go along with your performance! Research and design a classroom presentation that reflects the knowledge gained by reading Beowulf and studying the Anglo-Saxons. Finally, I read the opening of Beowulf and was roundly laughed at, because that is definitely not English. Before Beowulf dies he appoints Wiglaf as king and asks to have a tower built that would be known as Beowulf's tower.
Once the groups have answered these questions, tell them to begin creating their board games. This journal can be submitted each day so the teacher can track the students' reading progress. Remind the students that you will be grading them based on whether or not they answer these questions with reference to Beowulf. Beowulf alone nearly kills Grendel, but Grendel gets away and dies in his swamp. This two-word phrase can be used to emphasize a specific aspect of the thing being described.
Compile a scrapbook based on Beowulf. Manual for Anglo-Saxon Warriors Goal: Students will understand the values of the warrior culture in Beowulf. When I first mentioned to my student teaching advisor that I had volunteered to teach Beowulf, she definitely had some concerns. Chinua Achebe, William Butler Yeats , the list includes song title, performer, year of release, and more. Use knowledge gained from the text and further research. You may finish the activity by having them write sentences using the kenning in place of a noun.
Write captions explaining each item included should be items that the characters might have saved or which somehow identify the characters. She gives an extensive list of projects which are suitable for multiple intelligences, and I used many of her activity suggestions and discussion questions. They should create a menu, choose a location, plan a bar, make a guest list, and select some entertainment. I will look to see that all major events from the Beowulf plot have been included. He battles with Grendel's mother for many hours until she pulls out a dagger and stabs Beowulf in the chest.
Process: Break students into small groups of three or four. Create a poster with your list from Beowulf on the left and the list from Tolkien on the right. Create a newspaper outlining the major events in Beowulf. Anglo-Saxon Kenning The most unique feature of Anglo-Saxon poetry is the use of kenning. A script should be given to the teacher on the day of the presentation. This introduction set the tone for Beowulf as being both entertaining and challenging.