Students in Mr. Smith’s English 12 class finished reading Beowulf, which is the oldest surviving Anglo-Saxon epic poem in existence. It takes place in Scandinavia, describing a hero and his greatest adventures.
The students had to draw a scene from the story that symbolized something that stood out for us in the story.
Silver Abbott said of her project, “I liked that it established teamwork amongst the group. After I finished the sketch, we were all able to color it and work together to come out with a piece that came from a great poem.”
Morgan Franklin said of her project, “I loved that our group worked so well together, and we were able to all do what needed to be done to finish the project. It was a fun piece to create and made being in a class that is usually boring a great and exciting time.”
In our group, we wanted to draw one of Beowulf’s wins against the dragon which, unfortunately, led to the end of his life.
Mr. Smith was really pleased with the projects. “The project was designed to simply illustrate understanding of the ‘Beowulf’ narrative. They did a nice job.”