This is a Hero’s Journey role-play appropriate for middle school students.
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Section 6: Act out Hero’s Journey role-play: Little Jackie receives her ‘call to adventure
A. Students participate in scripted role-play called “Little Jackie receives her ‘call to adventure.”
Story Description: Remember sixth grader Jackie who met the Ancient One in the clearing in the woods? We are now going to hear a story about when Little Jackie got her call to adventure. See if you can figure out whether she accepted or refused her call to adventure.
Please note: Back in 2001 and 2002, the author wrote four Hero’s Journey series built around a sixth-grade girl, an eighth-grade girl, a sixth-grade boy, and an eighth-grade boy. To avoid confusion, the sixth grade protagonists will be known as Little Jackie and Little Jack, respectively. The eighth-grade protagonists will be known as Big Jackie and Big Jack, respectively. This particular series is built around the sixth-grade girl named Little Jackie. The hero’s journey series is based on Joseph Campbell’s story model.
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B. Teacher Says or Asks: We will now act out the role-play based on the last story you just heard called “Little Jackie receives her ‘call to adventure’.”
The role-play features two guy actors: Discussion Question-Asker and Adam.
The role-play also features three girl actors: Little Jackie, Suzy, and the Ancient One.
Little Jackie and the Ancient One have the big-size parts. The Discussion Question-Asker and Suzy have medium-size parts. Adam has a very small part.
The rest of the class will take turns reading the parts of Narrator 1 and Narrator 2.
Who is interested in playing these roles? (Either pull names or accept eager student volunteers.)
C. PDF File – Print about 10 copies for students to share of this scripted Hero’s Journey role-play called “Little Jackie receives her ‘call to adventure’.”
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