Homer's Odyssey: The Original Incredible Journey
Ninth graders read excerpts from Homer's Odyssey and apply the concepts to their own life odyssey. They write a biographical essay based on major turning points in that person's life.
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Epic Poetry Unit
The Odyssey is the core text in this unit study of the hero's journey motif. Along the way, kids research Greek and Roman history, mythology, art, and epic poetry. The 104-page packet is perfect for homeschool or classroom situations and...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Long and Difficult Journey, or The Odyssey
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...
12 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts
Everything You Need to Know to Read Homer's "Odyssey"
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...
5 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts
Homer's Odyssey:The Original Incredible Journey
Students study Greek culture, particularly as it relates to Homer's Odyssey. They examine how human activities shape the earth's surface and identify forces that influence a culture's beliefs and traditions. They determine that...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Science Behind the Myth: Homer's "Odyssey"
Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh, my! Sorcerers, cyclops, and drugs, oh, my! Matt Kaplan theorizes that there might be a scientific basis for some of the events in the Odyssey, that Circe might actually have been a chemist and have mixed...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Finding the "Real" World of Homer's Odyssey
Students research a monster from The Odyssey. In this lesson plan practicing research skills, students research the original myth about a monster found in Homer's epic poem. Students use facts from the poem and their research to create a...
8th - 9th English Language Arts