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Greek Mythology Version 2.0: To Be or Not to Be an Epic Hero?

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
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...
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Archaic Greece

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What could be so interesting about archaic Greece? What isn't! Kids will get a chance to see some of the amazing artifacts unearthed by explorers of old. As the slides progress, so does the ancient timeline. From the Early Bronze Age and...
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Odyssey Unit Materials

For Students 9th - 12th
Created by Jim Burke, this packet contains several activities to borrow for your unit on The Odyssey. Lots of graphic organizers and strategically phrased questions require readers to ask questions, record textual evidence, and describe...
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An Introduction to the Odyssey

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Epics, like the Odyssey, were told over the span of several days and drew quite a crowd. Before starting the famous work with your class, review this presentation to gain some insight into the structure and history of epic poems. 
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The Glory That Was Greece

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Today we are going Greek! Provide the class with a clear and well-organized overview of all things pertaining to ancient Greece. From early Greeks and Homer, to the Persian Wars and great philosophers, this slide show has it all. Review...
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Literature Study Guide - Iliad

For Students 7th - 9th
Use this literature study guide on Homer's Iliad as a format for your book report or novel project. Complete with a plot chart, character map, and literary response activities, this assignment is a great way to keep middle schoolers...
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Literature Study Guide - Odyssey

For Students 7th - 9th
Use this literature study guide as a format for your book report or novel project. Based on The Odyssey (though not limited to it), the guide includes resources for online reading, a reading schedule, and multiple pages of reading...
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Classroom Activities for The Odyssey by Homer

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewA 15-page packet details three activities designed to engage scholars in Homer's The Odyssey. As they read, pupils use a graphic organizer to record examples of several literary terms found in The Odyssey and contemporary culture. Groups...
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The Odyssey: Hospitality or Divine Intervention Essay

For Students 9th - 12th
New ReviewConclude a study of The Odyssey with a writing assignment that asks readers to investigate a central theme in Homer's tale. Scholars either provide positive and negative examples of hospitality or look for evidence of how the gods...
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Creative God or Goddess

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWho causes sinkholes? Or acid rain? High schoolers try their hand at myth-making as individuals create a god or goddess responsible for the modern-day phenomenon. They introduce their deity in an essay that reveals the name, parentage,...
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The Odyssey: Narrative Writing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewHelp readers make a personal connection to Homer's The Odyssey with a narrative writing assignment. Scholars select one of three prompts and craft a first-person narrative rich in sensory details that describes an experience they had...
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Who Was the World's First Author?

For Students 6th - 12th
Believe it or not, the world's first author was a woman! A short, illustrated video tells the story of Enheduanna, a Sumerian princess, priestess, and poet who is credited as being the first author. 
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A Hero's Journey

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Readers of The Odyssey look for events in Homer's saga that parallel Joseph Campbell's elements of The Hero's Journey. Scholars reflect on how these elements apply to their own lives.
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The Odyssey

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A man's journey of twists and turns comes to life in Homer's Odyssey. Ten years have come and gone, and Odysseus's wife and son still wait for his return after the fall of Troy. Scholars read of Odysseus's eventful return to his palace...
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Circe the Beautiful Witch

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Could the lovely Circe be even more frightening than a towering Cyclops? Odysseus and his men certainly don't think so—until it's too late. Hear about the adventures, temptations, and piggish punishments on Circe's island with an audio...
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In the Cyclops Cave

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
This giant's got an eye on you! Travel to the bountiful depths of the Cyclops cave with Odysseus—or Nobody—in an audio excerpt of Homer's Odyssey. Learners follow along with the text transcript of the story as they read about Odysseus's...
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The Homecoming of Odysseus

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
The winding, incredible, seemingly never-ending adventure of Odysseus can be overwhelming to young readers. An engaging audio version of Homer's Odyssey introduces listeners to the fundamentals of the story without Homer's elevated...
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Why Should You Read Virgil's "Aeneid"?

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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The Iliad: A Young Reader Adventure

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Science Behind the Myth: Homer's "Odyssey"

For Students 7th - 12th
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...
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A Long and Difficult Journey, or The Odyssey

For Students 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...
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Engineering an Empire - Greece, Part 2/5

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Before the keystone there was the corbel arch. Join your architecture and humanities classes in an exploration of the engineering and architectural developments of the Mycenaeans, the predecessors of early Greeks. A combination of...
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Homer and the Odyssey

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Want to offer your class a quick summary of the events in Homer's Odyssey? Fifteen slides present an abbreviated version of the well-known epic poem. Pictures and bullet points keep this presentation going and increase engagement. A few...
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The Odyssey: Reading Response Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
Passage response questions ask readers of The Odyssey to closely examine specific lines of Homer’s famous epic poem. They must search for clues of hospitality, interpret passages, analyze characters, and determine the mood of a scene....