We found 89 resources with the concept epic poetry
Every Atom: Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewDiscussion questions for Walt Whitman's "Son of Myself" ask class members to reflect on the beauty that can be found in labor, the sense of identity that transcends divisions, and on the many riddles in Whitman's poem. ...
Walt Whitman: From Song of Myself
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewLooking for a resource that models how to read and analyze a poem? Check out this packet that uses sections of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" to demonstrate how to paraphrase, note literary elements, and identify the poet's inferences.
The Epic of Gilgamesh: Crash Course World Mythology #26
14 mins 9th - 12th
Meet a scary demon named Humbaba in the 26th installment of the 41-episode Crash Course World Mythology series. Scholars learn about The Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient Mesopotamian poem. Viewers also consider how the epic relates to...
The Mwindo Epic: Crash Course World Mythology #29
13 mins 7th - 12th
A murder scepter, banana beer, and a superhuman newborn. Welcome to the 29th installment of the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology series! Scholars explore the Mwindo epic, an oral tale from the Congo about Mwindo's journey to the...
The Rise and Fall of the Assyrian Empire
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
An emphasis on constant innovation, efficient administration, and excellent infrastructure was the hallmark of the Assyrian Empire. Introduce viewers to what was considered the first real empire that ruled the Middle East for over 300...
Why Should You Read Virgil's "Aeneid"?
6 mins 11th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Is Virgil's Aeneid, as Augustus believed, written in praise of the first Roman emperor, or a criticism of his rule? Introduce the famous epic poem with a short video that provides background information about the poet, the historic...
Beowulf, Translated by Burton Raffel Kennings Worksheet
11th - 12th
After reading about Beowulf's battle with Grendel's mother, class members demonstrate their understanding of kennings by finding examples of the three types, identifying the allusion in the noun phrase, and crafting their own kennings.
Kennings vs. Stock Epithets – A Quick Review
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Bone-crusher. Troll-wife. Battle-sweat. Blood-worm. What study of Beowulf would be complete without offering readers of this Old English epic poem an opportunity to craft their own kennings and epithets? Provide individuals with a copy...
The Iliad: A Young Reader Adventure
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Is The Iliad part of your curriculum? Check out a resource that offers something for those new to teaching the classic and those with lots of experience using Homer's epic. Plot summaries, discussion questions, activities abound in this...
Everything You Need to Know to Read Homer's "Odyssey"
5 mins 9th - 12th
Was there really a guy named Homer? Was the Odyssey written by one man or many? Are the stories original or a retelling of well-known myths? It may not contain all the information that viewers need to know about The Odyssey but this...
Greek Mythology Version 2.0: To Be or Not to Be an Epic Hero?
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Using The Odyssey in your classroom? Then this resource is for you. After listening to a reading of a portion of Book 9 of The Odyssey and watching a PowerPoint about Greek heroes, partners complete a "Think Pair Share" chart...
A Long and Difficult Journey, or The Odyssey
12 mins 9th - 12th
The narrator begins his presentation on The Odyssey with background information about Homer, the Trojan Wars, the oral tradition, epic poetry, and plot summaries of The Illiad and The Odyssey. And all in under four minutes. The narrator...