Comparing Hero’s Journey Guides

Comparing the Comprehensive and Basic

We offer two teaching guides for the hero’s journey: a comprehensive guide and a basic guide. The comprehensive guide, The Hero’s Journey: The Path of Transformation, contains up to seven weeks of lessons and more than 100 pages of resource material for teachers. The basic guide, The Hero’s Journey: Teaching the Basics, is an edited version of the comprehensive guide. This chart below will help you compare which of the two guides will suit your needs. Additional units from the comprehensive guide are available as supplements to the basic guide.

Chapter or Activity


Comprehensive


Basic


Myth to Live By: The Power of Perspective


X


X


We Live in Story


X


X


          - The Journey as a Personal Narrative


X


X


          - Teaching the Journey: A Four-Step Process


X


X


Designing Lesson Plans as Hero’s Journeys


X


X


Ritual and Rite of Passage


Full


Edited


Campbell’s Monomyth


Full


Edited


          - Basic Overview of the Monomyth


X


X


          - 15-page discussion of the monomyth and its stages


X


 


          - The Wisdom of Polarity: Polarity Theme in the Monomyth


X


 


Path of Transformation: Universal model of the Hero’s Journey


X


X


Gawain and the Green Knight


X


X


Legend of the Buddha: A Spiritual Hero’s Journey


X


 


Star Wars IV: Hero’s Journey film unit


X


X


The Call Refused: Evoking the Shadow Journey


X


 


          - Engaging the Shadow: The psychology of the Call Refused


X


 


          - Groundhog Day: Call Refused film activity


X


 


          - Minos and the Minotaur”: Refusing Call to Public Trust


X


 


Appendix: Graphic Activities


5 activities


2 activities


          - Logging the Journey


X


X


          - Character Transformation Chart


X


X


          - Six-Panel Story Board


X


 


          - “Open Head” activity


X


 


          - Exploring the Journey through Foil Characters


X


 


References


X


X