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Literature: "The Odyssey" by Homer Discuss this eTheme.

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.

Grades

  • 9,
  • 10,
  • 11,
  • 12

Links

Download and read a free eBook version of "The Odyssey" in HTML, EPUB, Kindle, and other formats from Project Gutenberg.
Listen to mp3 or ogg audio file recordings of "The Odyssey" courtesy of LibriVox. Scroll down to and click on the desired file type under each book heading to listen.
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.
This lesson plan challenges students to write epic poems of their own.
Click on "Gods" for information about the Olympians or "Heroes" for details about people like Odysseus, Theseus, and Hercules. Also includes an Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology.
Use these prompt to stimulate group discussion on the themes of identity, homecoming, storytelling, and Book XXIV of "The Odyssey".
These twelve questions can help you to gauge students' understanding of Homer's epic poem.
Here is an encyclopedia entry on the famous poet. Also includes a section on "The Odyssey." NOTE: The site includes ads.
Read about the Coen brothers' movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou" which was loosely based on Homer's epic poem.
You can read "The Odyssey" on this student created website.
This student created website includes a description of the characters in the poem and a summary of the books.
This student created website includes several resources on "The Odyssey" including a people and places list and review questions. Click on "Homer's History" to learn more about the poet.
Take your own odyssey by completing this interactive choose-your-own-adventure based on the epic poem.
On this website several scholars and translators of "The Odyssey" have answered questions people had after reading and listening to "The Odyssey." NOTE: The site includes ads.
Learn about life in ancient Greece and some of the important people that lived there. Click on "Site Index" and scroll down to find a link with information about Homer.
This one-page PDF file is a worksheet that challenges students to consider Odysseus' skills and write a resume for him.
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.
These sites are about fictions related to ancient civilizations and includes reviews and activity ideas. There is also a literature circle guide for the ancient civilization theme.

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