Homer’s The Odyssey

Linked A- and B-Block ASSIGNMENTS

Pre-Reading Personal Narrative (doc)

Example:  Reinstein on Hospitality

Unit Test STUDY GUIDE (doc)


BOARD NOTES


Odyssey Final Essay Assignment (doc)

Pre-writing assignment (doc)

Integrating quotations (doc)

Digital Quotation Index Cards (doc)

Essay Template (Intro-Body-Conclusion) (doc)

Sample Essays (literary analyses)


(for development of a Romeo and Juliet essay)

Steps Toward a Thesis

Five Theses:  Comparing Intro Paragraphs


Guided Reading Questions

Pre-reading: 

“The Trojan War” (doc)

“The Story of Odysseus” (doc)


Reading:

ALL READING QUESTIONS (doc)

Individual Chapter Questions

Book [Chapter] IX (9) (doc)

Book X (10) (doc)          

Book XII (12) (doc)      

Book XVI (16) (doc

Book XVII (17) (doc)    

Book XXI (21) (doc)

Book XXII (22) (doc)

Book XXIII (23) (doc)   

Book XXIV (24) (doc)


Book-by-Book Summaries

Sparknotes OR Shmoop

[While you should not use these summaries to replace your reading assignment, previewing OR reviewing your reading with a summary recap of a chapter/book can be a very useful tool for full comprehension.]


(2013-2014)

In-class Essay --Books IX-XVII (doc)

Pre-reading WEBQUEST (2013-2014)

The Odyssey Reading Questions (doc)


Background Greek Mythology. 

There is no lack of websites devoted to Greek Mythology.  Greek Mythology.com has about all you need, but you might also go to Encyclopedia Mythica (a wikipedia) and type in whatever you're looking for.

And John Hunt's website devoted to the Greek Myths has a clear page on the Olympians.


The Odyssey Essential Questions
What is an epic?  (What are characteristics to expect when you hear this word?)  What are the qualities of an epic hero?
What is the reason that humans have written stories about the involvement of the gods in our lives?
What are some primordial truths  (descriptions of human behavior that have been consistent over time) present in The Odyssey?
 The tense relationship between parent and an adolescent; a child desires to earn the respect of his parent.
The desire for revenge is a universal impulse.  How does it seem to be presented in the Odyssey in comparison to our attitude toward revenge today?
The universal value of hospitality—and the consequences when this virtue is violated.
 The Odyssey is about coming home—the journey home.  What is so important about home?  What does it mean to “come home”?

Learning Goals--Big Ideas:  Students will be able to
  develop confidence and skill in reading the sometimes-challenging verse of translator Fitzgerald.
fluently use a variety of literary terms in writing about and discussing literature
Flocabulary’s 
Odyssey Rap Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atMbadAoHYkshapeimage_3_link_0

Odyssey Overview

Odyssey Intro Power Point (ppt)

Listen to

Samuel Butler’s translation of The Odyssey.  Click on “Listen to Podcast.”


Can’t find your book?  Here’s the online version:


Robert Fitzgerald translation (our text)

OR

Ian Johnston translation


Odyssey Overview Page

The Map of Odysseus’s Journey

THE PANTHEON--Twelve Olympians


Watch the film, 1997’s made-for-TV version with Armand Assante

(Try it in French.)


Animated telling of The Odyssey (47 min.)

E-Block ASSIGNMENTS

Odyssey Pre-Reading Personal Essay (doc)

Example:  Reinstein on Hospitality

UNIT TEST Study Guide (doc)

Odyssey Overview

    Overview Assignment (doc)

Olympians Chart


Odyssey Essay Assignment (doc)

Pre-writing--Brainstorm/Free-write (doc)

Integrating quotations (doc)

Essay Template (Intro-Body-Conclusion) (doc)

Scenes from Odysseus and the Cyclops

Guided Reading Questions 

Book (Chapter) 9 (doc)

Book 10 (doc)        Book 12 (doc)         Book 16 (doc)        Book 17 (doc)

Book 21 (doc)        Book 22 (doc)        Book 23 (doc)

The Odyssey So Far--Evening Response


Book-by-Book Summaries

Sparknotes OR Shmoop

[While you should not use these summaries to replace your reading assignment, previewing OR reviewing your reading with a summary recap of a chapter/book can be a very useful tool for full comprehension.]