Daily Lessons for Teaching The Hero with a Thousand Faces

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Lesson 1 (from Prologue: Section 1)


The idea of myth is an important one the stretches across cultures, countries, and religions. Campbell's life work centered on revealing the power of myth and all its possibilities for those who choose to explore their own myths and stories. Today's objective is to talk about the importance of myth as we understand it today.


1. Have each student define the idea of myth as they understood it before reading this book.

2. In small groups, have students discuss how they have encountered myth in their own lives, and how it has affected them in their decisions, actions, and ideas.

3. As a class, have students come up with a list of people or Heroes they might call a part of the modern day myth. What are some examples of myth as we see in it today's society? What are some of the effects of myth in this...

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