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’s Supreme Ordeal
A. Students participate in scripted role-play called “Little Jackie’s Supreme Ordeal.”
Story Description: The next step on Little Jackie’s hero’s journey is a supreme ordeal. In her case, it is Daniel’s ex-girlfriend, Dorothy, confronting Jackie with expletives and other negative comments including that Jackie must stay away from Dorothy’s boyfriend, Daniel. Additionally, two girls have bragged that they are attending a party to be held at the house of Daniel’s best friend. Jackie found herself feeling like a victim again until her best friend, Angela, encouraged Jackie to check her facts with Daniel.
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’s Supreme Ordeal.”
The role-play features two guy actors: Daniel and Little Jackie’s Dad
The role-play also features six girl actors: Little Jackie, Lacy, Suzy, Dorothy, Angela, and Little Jackie’s Mom.
Little Jackie and Angela have the big-size part. Daniel and Dorothy have medium-size parts. Lacy, Suzy, Little Jackie’s Dad and Mom have small parts.
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’.”
- Click link: Role-play called “Little Jackie’s Supreme Ordeal.”
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