AP* Literature Teaching Units

Reproducible curriculum unit


   Order Code: PRS255   
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By the end of this unit, students will be able to: outline and analyze the traditions of the Anglo-Saxon heroic code; describe the practices of Germanic warrior societies; explore the principles of Anglo-Saxon poetry; discuss the poem as it demonstrates the oral tradition in Old English poetry; study the relationship between Beowulf and his kinsmen; study the relationship between Beowulf and Hrothgar; analyze the significance of treasure in Germanic warrior societies; discuss the significance of paganism versus Christianity within the poem; trace the significance of names and family relationships within the poem and within Anglo-Saxon society; and examine the language of "Beowulf" and significant figurative devices common to Anglo-Saxon society. 91 pages. ©2009.

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