(1) The learner will know the elements or characteristics of the fantasy genre.
(2) The learner will apply knowledge of the elements of a story and the fantasy genre to write his or her own story.
(3) The learner will use technology tools to retrieve information, produce work for assignments, and send or share completed projects.
Broad Understandings/ Key Generalizations:
Fantasy is a kind of literary genre that is fictitious and involves fantastic or magical elements in the story.
Human interaction can cause negative and positive effects.
Fantasy requires some suspension of belief.
In a good story, there are usually changes in characterization and progressive plot development as it climbs to a climax and resolution.
The elements of a story which include setting, characterization, plot and resolution of problems, and theme can be analyzed and can be similar and different between stories in a genre.
Universal Concepts/ Themes that can be addressed:
Prerequisites: (*denotes optional)
Independent study habits, keyboarding skills, ability to use a word processing program and a draw program, knowledge in taking a digital picture* or scanning a photo*, web page publishing skills*, ability to do e-mail, chat*, or participate in a listserv*, Internet web capable computer access and skills in using the Internet.