ABSTRACT

Encounters With Archetypes integrates the study of archetypes with the concept of encounters. This unit, developed by Vanderbilt University's Programs for Talented Youth, is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and features accelerated content, creative products, differentiated tasks, engaging activities, and the use of in-depth analysis models to develop sophisticated skills in the language arts.

Through the lens of encounter, students will examine the patterns, symbols, and motifs associated with common archetypes by analyzing fictional and informational texts, speeches, and visual media. Students will follow various archetype encounters with conflicts and challenges to explore questions such as “How do archetypes reflect the human experience?” and “How do archetypes reveal human strengths and weaknesses?"

Ideal for gifted classrooms or gifted pull-out groups, the unit features texts from Sandra Cisneros, Louis Untermeyer, Rudyard Kipling, Emily Dickinson, and Maya Angelou; biographies of Oprah Winfrey, Mother Teresa, Jackie Robinson, Sally Ride, and Lin-Manuel Miranda; a speech from President Ronald Reagan; a novel study featuring Wonder by R. J. Palacio and/or Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan; and art from Pieter Bruegel.

Grades 4-5

 

chapter |15 pages

Introduction

ByTamra Stambaugh, Emily Mofield, Eric Fecht, Kim Knauss

chapter |5 pages

Pretest Rubric

ByCharles Perrault

chapter |1 pages

Pretest Rubric

ByCharles Perrault

chapter Lesson 1|11 pages

Understanding Encounters: Concept Introduction

ByTamra Stambaugh, Emily Mofield, Eric Fecht, Kim Knauss

chapter Lesson 2|13 pages

Understanding Archetypes and Their Origins

ByTamra Stambaugh, Emily Mofield, Eric Fecht, Kim Knauss

chapter Lesson 3|10 pages

Encounters With Character Archetypes

ByTamra Stambaugh, Emily Mofield, Eric Fecht, Kim Knauss

chapter Lesson 4|17 pages

Encounters With Our World and Ourselves

ByTamra Stambaugh, Emily Mofield, Eric Fecht, Kim Knauss

chapter Lesson 5|16 pages

Encounters With Situational Archetypes

ByTamra Stambaugh, Emily Mofield, Eric Fecht, Kim Knauss

chapter Lesson 6|16 pages

Encounters as Experiences

ByTamra Stambaugh, Emily Mofield, Eric Fecht, Kim Knauss

chapter Lesson 7|15 pages

Novel Study: Encounters With Archetypes

ByTamra Stambaugh, Emily Mofield, Eric Fecht, Kim Knauss

chapter Lesson 8|23 pages

Encounters With Symbolic Archetypes

ByTamra Stambaugh, Emily Mofield, Eric Fecht, Kim Knauss

chapter Lesson 9|11 pages

Encounters With Symbols, Images, and Visual Media

ByTamra Stambaugh, Emily Mofield, Eric Fecht, Kim Knauss

chapter Lesson 10|11 pages

Encounters With Art

ByTamra Stambaugh, Emily Mofield, Eric Fecht, Kim Knauss

chapter Lesson 11|12 pages

Writing Narratives With Archetypes

ByTamra Stambaugh, Emily Mofield, Eric Fecht, Kim Knauss

chapter Lesson 12|4 pages

Encounters With Archetypes

ByTamra Stambaugh, Emily Mofield, Eric Fecht, Kim Knauss