In Brief: Why Teach Archetypes to Middle Schoolers?

My students, their parents, and my coworkers sometimes ask me why I have my students perform archetype analyses almost every day in class. What, they ask, is the point of having a 13- or 14-year-old scrutinize these universal symbols? It is a reasonable question, especially when you consider that the texts that discuss archetypes tend … Continue reading In Brief: Why Teach Archetypes to Middle Schoolers?