The Odyssey - By Homer
Students read and interpret the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer. They interlock this poem to other spectacular people or events such as Amelia Earhart and the Bermuda Triangle. A vast array of excellent assignments are given within this lesson.
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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
Greek Mythology Version 2.0: To Be or Not to Be an Epic Hero?
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...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Composing and Illustrating Homeric Similes
If you're beginning The Odyssey and would like to address figurative language and basic story elements, this resource could be useful. Over the course of two days, class members identify the main events, explore characters, identify...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Anticipatory Sets for The Odyssey
Start your unit on The Odyssey in a fun and accessible way! Three options help your young readers grasp the concept of brave Odysseus's tale, including making masks of Greek gods and goddesses, and responding to different discussion...
7th - 9th English Language Arts