Overview

Students create a superhero identity for themselves and write a story about their adventures.  They consider various laws of physics and what it means to use your powers for good.

Guiding Questions

1. What makes a hero?

2. What steps of writing are used by effective writers?

3. What makes good science fiction and fantasy writing?

4. What are some basic laws of physics, and how do superpowers defy or use the laws of physics?

 

Timeline


August 30th – September 9th: Laws of Physics mini-lessons
September 6th: Superhero Expedition Kickoff
September 30th: Superhero Story: Chapter 1 due for writing assessment
October 20th: Fall Family Night (students show works in progress)
October 28th: Remaining Superhero work due

Literature

The Iron Giant, The Adventures of Ordinary Boy, The Phantom Tollbooth, Comet in Moominland

superhero song archives

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