Tricksters and Anti-Heroes: Analyzing Character Archetypes in "Coyote and the Buffalo"

Unit 1: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT analyze how complex archetypes develop over the course of the text through the understanding characteristics of the Trickster archetype in "Coyote and the Buffalo."

Big Idea: Heroic Villain or Villainous Hero? Through reading a Navajo myth, students will identify the traits of a Trickster and extend to other examples of the archetype.

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