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Curriculum Maps: Common Elements for Units Anglo-Saxon Poetry Grade 12

Overview: Beowulf

Focus Standards: (Might and should include many or all strands)
Reading 1, 2, 3; Writing 9; Oral 1; Language 1, 4, 5, 6

Suggested Student Objectives: Understand the structure of the Anglo-Saxon epic

Suggested Works: Beowulf and Grendel

Literary Texts: Beowulf and Grendel

Informational Texts: Sutton Hoo webquest,

Art, Music, and Media: anglo-saxons ballads

Music and Lyrics: ballads, Gregorian chants

Film: Braveheart

Sample Activities and Assessments: Write an original epic

Additional Resources: Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English Church and People

Terminology/ Vocabulary: epic literary terms, church philosophy/stance

Essential Question: Why does Beowulf conform to the epic tradition? How does Beowulf reflect Anglo-Saxon values?
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Curriculum Maps: Common Elements for Units Medieval Lit Grade 12

Overview: Medieval Literature (Informational texts)

Focus Standards: (Might and should include many or all strands)
Reading 1, 2, 3; Writing 9

Suggested Student Objectives: Understand the medieval view of church and state, marriage, and other social aspects of medieval life

Suggested Works: The Medieval Reader: First hand accounts of the Middle Ages including letters, essays, state and church documents, poetry, and ballads

Literary Texts: The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale, The Franklin’s Tale, The Merchant’s Tale, The Oxford Scholar’s Tale

Informational Texts: selected articles

Art, Music, and Media: selected articles

Music and Lyrics: ballads, Gregorian chants

Film: Merlin, A Lion in Winter, Excalibur,

Sample Activities and Assessments: Modern Marriage vs Medieval Marriage

Additional Resources: this is the additional resource


Terminology/ Vocabulary: Medieval terminology, church philosophy/stance

Essential Question: