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 about whether Odysseus meets any of the criteria for being a Greek hero. Class members then create a mask that represents Odysseus's character.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Script, cast, and perform a scene from The Odyssey
  • Cast members, including members of the chorus, create masks for their character to wear during the performance
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • The detailed plan, the variety of activities, and the carefull scaffolding of the exercises make this resource a great addition to a curriculum file for The Odyssey
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