Our school is an inner-city school with a diverse population. We have over 850 children walking through our hallways, speaking a variety of languages and coming from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Each day these students enter a safe learning environment and are greeted with smiles from dedicated, caring staff members.
I love to teach, and I want my students to love learning.
Language Arts encompasses reading, writing and speaking, and I try to engage students by using the arts to enhance their learning. This is a challenge with a district that is underfunded. I appreciate the opportunity to help me help my students.
In the last quarter of 6th grade, students study Heroes and work diligently on a PBL project. They learn about Joseph Campbell's Nine Traits of a Hero and explore a variety of Greek myths. Students then determine whether the gods or goddesses in these myths have the qualities to become heroes.
Once selected, students then need to create a sales pitch to comic book executives explaining why their god/goddess should become the next comic book hero.
After this, students begin preparing for the Greek Comic-Con. Excited 6th graders don togas, create presentation boards and rehearse their sales pitches to convince comic book reps to sign their hero up for the next comic book series. The items in this project will help students design their presentation boards.
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