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Beowulf Teaching Unit
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- Discuss what is learned about 8th century Germanic culture through reading Beowulf.
- Compare and contrast Beowulf’s first battles with his last battle.
- Cite examples of how the story is didactic.
- Discuss the roles of women in Germanic culture and whether those roles exist today.
- Explain how feuds were an integral part of society in Beowulf, and how these feuds resemble some of the conflicts between nations today.
- How is Beowulf an epic, or a long narrative poem on a great or serious subject?
- Relate instances from the poem that portray Beowulf as an epic hero.
- Discuss how the anecdotes that are interspersed throughout the poem relate, whether directly or indirectly, to the main storyline.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: Comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students Questions suitable for essay topics or discussion Vocabulary lists Muliple-choice and essay test with answer key Introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.