Lesson 1 (from Unmarked Prelude)
In the Unmarked Prelude, it is learned that TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG is based on the life of famous bush ranger and Australian folk hero, Ned Kelly. This lesson will discuss what we know of Ned and other folk heroes.
Class Discussion: What is this book about? Who is Ned Kelly? What is a folk hero?
Small Group Activity: Discuss the purpose of a folk hero. Who is a folk hero from our culture? Create a Venn diagram comparing Ned to your chosen folk hero.
Class Discussion: Create a large Venn diagram comparing American folk heroes chosen by the small groups and Ned Kelly.
Homework: Read the story of Robin Hood. Compare and contrast what you know of Ned Kelly with Robin Hood.
Lesson 2 (from Unmarked Prelude)
In the Unmarked Prelude, Ned Kelly appears as a strange, inhuman creature. This lesson will discuss how he...
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