Objectives: Students will listen actively several video clips about the Power of Myth by Campbell. They will take notes and use them to develop a central idea about myth.
Aim: How do we listen actively? Why actively listening is an vitally important skill?
Do Now: Why is active listening important? What is it like? Listen to Campbell’s descriptions of first story tellers: ( http://billmoyers.com/content/ep-3-joseph-campbell-and-the-power-of-myth-the-first-storytellers-audio/) and take notes.
Why did 1st story tellers create myth? What does Campbell mean by myth What does Campbell mean by myth “put[ting] the mind in accord with the body, and the way of life in accord with the way nature dictates?”
Mini Lesson: How to listen actively? We’ll listen to a clip below and do a practice together. From there, we;ll elicit ideas about how.
- The Power of Myth (http://billmoyers.com/spotlight/download-joseph-campbell-and-the-power-of-myth-audio/).
Your Turn to Practice:
End of the Lesson Assessment: How does active listening help you gain new understanding of what you hear?
Homework: Do a quick and dirty research about Gilgamesh and bring in at least 5 interesting facts about the myth on Monday to share with the class.