It’s that time of year again! We’re reading Beowulf in class (and I, of course, reread it before them to prep). This year we’re focusing on Beowulf as an allegory and examining on whether or not when Beowulf enters battle with the different monsters is he actually battling “a demon within himself”. So far, the kids are coming up with amazing answers and I think this is an approach that I would use again in the future. They’re also creating their own monsters to reflect their own fears or weaknesses–we’re planning on using our school’s fancy dancy 3D printer to bring them to life. You might say, I’m a little excited about this! (I’m actually SUPER excited about this!)
Feel free to read my review of Beowulf from last year because I’m a little loathe to rewrite a review when I read (and will read) the book each and every year. It’s a great book (particularly this translation), check it out!