Shrek and The Hero's Journey

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Short (1-4 activities)

This lesson will introduce learners to the story structure of the Hero’s Journey as well as key features of settings in stories within the fairy tale genre.

Learners will be tasked to plan their own design for a castle and to create this using recyclable materials. They will be encouraged to consider the use of the materials for creating a model that is structurally sound, as well as reproducing key features of castles, such as turrets, portcullises and drawbridges. Pupils can further develop their design and technology skills to include a mechanical feature in their model, utilising a pulley, a lever or a gear.

The optional filmmaking activity uses the finished castle models to feature in a short-form film clip to illustrate the Hero’s Journey using the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 storyboarding approach.

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