Renegades: Creating a Superhero

7 Weeks

  • 1 hour
  • 175 US dollars
  • Online

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Whether you are a fan of Marvel or DC, everybody loves superheroes! We'll read Renegades by Marissa Meyer and study the political systems of anarchy vs. socialism. We'll study the characteristics of a superhero (courage, strong moral compass, a traumatic past, celebrity status or alter-ego), then the students will work on writing a short story on the origin of a superhero they've created using these qualities. Over the seven weeks we’ll draft an origin story, create the character, and craft a plot. Students will also watch superhero movies and analyze them for their qualities and origin stories. We'll then wrap up the unit by studying the effect Captain Marvel had in the 1970's on gender equality and why the directors chose to use No Doubt's "Just a Girl" for the final fight scene in the 2017 movie. Materials: Renegades by Marissa Meyer Access to a streaming service like Amazon or Disney+ to watch a few movies Annotation Tools: Pen or Pencil Highlighters in Various Colors Sticky Notes Sticky Flags

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