The Once and Future King - Character Map

Updated: 6/27/2019
The Once and Future King - Character Map
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Spider Map

Spider Map Graphic Organizers in the Classroom

By Natasha Lupiani

A spider map is a brainstorming or organizational tool that provides a visual framework for students to use. Sometimes, this graphic organizer is called a “concept map” or a “spider web graphic organizer”. A spider map has a main idea or topic in the center, or the body, of the diagram. Each detail or sub-topic associated with the main idea has its own leg, or branch, surrounding the main idea.
Once and Future King Lesson Plans

The Once and Future King by T.H. White

Lesson Plans by Kristy Littlehale

Written in an era where bad leadership had brought the world to the brink of destruction, T.H. White did what many others before him did: he took a very famous legend and crafted it to fit the concerns of the 20th century. The Once and Future King is divided into four books. Each book deals with a distinctive period of King Arthur’s life and important lessons for readers: the characteristics of a good leader and the importance of education; what happens when the sins of the fathers are visited on the sons; the importance of imperfection and finding redemption in God; and finally, the hope that eventually good will overcome evil in the world as long as the flame of goodness is passed down to future generations.


The Once and Future King

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The Once and Future King Characters Spider Map

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  • MORDRED
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  • AGRAVAINE
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  • ARTHUR/THE WART
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  • “‘My idea is that if we can win this battle in front of us, and get a firm hold of the country, then I will institute a sort of order of chivalry… I shall make the oath of the order that Might is only to be used for Right.’”
  • Fair and just; naive and lacks the backbone to confront his wife and Lancelot about their affair; develops a new code of chivalry based around might only for right, and tries to wipe out “Force Majeur”
  • Strong; fair hair; an open face with kind eyes; dressed in a King’s robe of velvet; has a son with his half-sister, Morgause, who is named Mordred.
  • Merlyn
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  • KAY
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  • ELAINE
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  • KING PELLINORE
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  • GUENEVER
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  • LANCELOT
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  • MORGAUSE
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