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This unit is designed to explore three aspects of Dante's Inferno. We will look at the cautionary and didactic aspects of this work as an allegory; we will look at the way in which it functions as an epic poem elucidating the way it reflects national identify and nostalgia for a Golden Age; and we will look at the universality of the work through its identification with the archetypal Hero's Journey.

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affinity mapping.docx (13 kB)
protocol for categorizing types of sins

Daily lessons.docx (17 kB)
sequence of lessons

first sentence.docx (14 kB)
introductory lesson

hero journey.docx (26 kB)
schematic of the hero's journey

hero journey blank.docx (25 kB)
blank schematic of the hero's journey

KWL.docx (16 kB)
KWL document for characteristics of Hell

Leaf by Niggle notes.docx (13 kB)
allegory activity

presentation.docx (16 kB)
Inferno presentation and essay guidelines

note taking sheet.docx (15 kB)
note sheet for students listening to presentations

model.docx (12 kB)
creating a model of the Inferno

quotes.docx (12 kB)
additional activity about contemporary quotes

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