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Literature: "The Odyssey" by Homer
These websites are about the epic poem “The Odyssey” and the poet Homer. Included are interactive games and quizzes, study tools, information about Greek life and the Greek gods, as well as a full-text version of the poem. There are links to eThemes on life in ancient Greece and the literature of ancient civilizations.
Watch a 30 minute video which discusses the epic poem "The Odyssey" by Homer or read excerpts and commentary from prominent scholars. Click on "Explore" for a timeline and map, a slideshow, links to resources, and key points. The "Key Points" section includes activities and discussion prompts.
This teacher's guide to the Signet Classics edition of "The Odyssey" includes vocabulary terms, ideas for student journaling activities, plot summaries, study questions, essay topics, and additional activities (including dramatic, arts, writing, and media). Includes a bibliography and suggested titles for further reading.
This lesson plan for students grades 9-12 includes pre-writing exercises, discussion questions, suggested readings, vocabulary terms, links to related websites, and more. NOTE: This site includes banner and other ads.
Teach students about the Odyssey by comparing it to contemporary works. This three day lesson includes all of the resources that you will need. NOTE: This site includes ads and links to discussion boards.
These sites have information about the people, architecture, government, and daily life in ancient Greece. View images of Greek ruins, learn the Greek alphabet, and read about the famous city of Athens.