This workbook utilizes guided meditation so that readers can explore their personal journeys and examine their progress toward their own goals. Through self-reflection it's possible to find the... More > heroic qualities within to help us work toward and complete our goals. Working actively towards their goal is what sets "heroes" apart from ordinary people. We all have the capability to make our lives extraordinary, but with success comes the responsibility to share that success with others. One of the greatest gifts to give back to the world is knowledge.
The Sequential Sojourn is an effort to draw people of various nations, cultures, ages, and genders together to examine the things that make us similar. So much effort is spent on diversity that we are more conscious of how we are different from one another than of how we are alike.
With a bit of tolerance, perhaps finding the hero within can help create positive change in this troubled world.< Less
Sentries of the Past is a group of 9th grade students at Webster Schroeder High School who spent six months researching the Hero’s Journey pattern as outlined by mythologist Joseph Campbell. ... More > From there, the students explored how the pattern is part of the human condition and how it can be used as a tool to examine their own lives.
For 60 days, my 9th graders reflected and shared insights as they explored the archetypal hero within.
After completing The Sixty Day Sojourn and after reading a book of forensic anthropology, Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates by Jill Rubalcaba and Peter Robertshaw, each student selected one of the four hominids studied in the work and “put flesh on the bones,” so to speak. Each story included doing research on the region where the bones were found, and making educated hypotheses regarding the ancient cultures of the people who lived in those regions.< Less
Enter the world of Daroosh, a massive planet more than a thousand times the size of Earth’s Sun. The planet is inhabited by many huge creatures and a species known as Ryts. The Ryts dominate... More > the planet and the huge beasts that inhabit it. You follow a Ryt named Jak. He had a falling out with his race centuries ago when he defended the humans. Earth crashed into Daroosh and introduced humans into the ecosystem and Jak takes pity on them. Ages later Jak is guarding the town of Vronton while on the hunt for a treacherous sorcerer. When Jak decides a friend is more important than his mission things start spiral out of control.< Less
It is my pleasure to share with you the culmination of a very long project. Faces in the Mirror is a group of 9th grade students at Webster Schroeder High School in upstate New York who spent about... More > six months researching the Hero’s Journey pattern as outlined by mythologist Joseph Campbell. Using references to mythology, literature, television, and film, the students began to see how the Hero's Journey permeates not only our culture, but all cultures across time and geographic location. From there, the students explored how the pattern is part of the human condition and how it can be used as a tool to examine their own lives.
After completing The Sixty Day Sojourn and after reading a wide selection of cultural myths, each student modernized a myth or fairy tale of his/her choosing. By seeing these old stories through new lenses, the students’ characters demonstrate that they are Altered Reflections of the originals.< Less