Lesson Plan

Sphero Hero's Journey

Students will study the Hero's Journey and create a challenge with the Sphero Robot that shows part of the journey.
Laurie G.
Technology coordinator
Schuylerville Central Schools
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness

Students will be able to...gain a better understanding of the Hero’s Journey and how it relates to the hero of the story we are currently reading.  

English Language Arts
Grades 5 - 8
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1 All great literary heros follow the same path

Prior Requirements:

Discuss the “Hero’s Journey” with the students via the films and the attached documents.

The project can be done any time after the midpoint of the book.  

Student Instructions


Choose any spot along the Hero’s Journey.

Create a challenge using the Sphero robot that represents the chosen spot.  

Create the code to accomplish the challenge

Discuss the challenges that the main character, Percy Jackson, overcame at this part of his journey.  

All parts need to be filmed for a culminating video.