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Activity Overview


There are many recurring themes in Norse mythology. Some of these themes include: bravery and heroism, death and the afterlife, honor, magic, trickery, adventure, the enchanted world, the quest for knowledge, dreams, and inspiration. In this activity, students will identify themes from Norse myths, and support their choices with details from the text. They should choose 2-4 themes and find two myths in which they appear. Teachers may choose myths and themes, or let the students decide.


Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a storyboard that identifies recurring themes in Norse mythology. Illustrate instances of each theme and write a short description below each cell.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify 2-4 themes from Norse mythology that you wish to include and write them in the headings.
  3. Describe how the themes pertain to the chosen myths in the description boxes.
  4. Illustrate each example with appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Click “Save and Exit” to submit your storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-12

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Themes, Symbols & Motifs

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/9-10/2] Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/9-10/3] Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme

Rubric

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Themes
Create a storyboard that identifies recurring themes in the story. Illustrate instances of each and write a short description that explains the example's significance.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Identify Theme(s)
All themes are correctly identified as important recurring topics or messages in the story.
Some themes are correctly identified, but others are missing or do not make sense with the story.
No themes are correctly identified.
Examples
All examples support the identified themes. Descriptions clearly say why examples are significant.
Most examples fit the identified themes. Descriptions say why examples are significant.
Most examples do not fit the identified themes. Descriptions are unclear.
Depiction
Storyboard cells clearly show connection with the themes and help with understanding.
Most storyboard cells help to show the themes, but some storyboard cells are difficult to understand.
Storyboard cells do not help in understanding the themes.


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