These lesson plans were designed to teach the odyssey to 9th grade honors students teaching the odyssey is an odyssey in the work of teaching and requires dedication, determination, and some of the versatility one finds in odysseus. Stock epithets - the odyssey contains stock phrases that describe characters, things, and events -- gray-eyed athena, wise odysseus, for example vast settings - odysseus' voyage consists of all the known world, which at the time was the mediterranean area. What's inside shmoop's literature teaching guides shmoop is a labor of love from folks who love to teach our teaching guides will help you supplement in-classroom learning with fun, engaging, and relatable learning materials that bring literature to life.
One of the beautiful things about literature is that the reader inherently learns life lessons from some of the most exciting adventures i live by the lessons i've learned from these novels. Before reading homer's the odyssey, students should be introduced to the concepts of epic poetry and epic heroes, as well as to the author and his preceding work, the iliad an epic poem is a long narrative poem.
The odyssey chapters 1-2 worksheet: comprehension and review questions that will help you assess how well your students understand chapters one and two of the text the odyssey chapters 1-2 worksheet rtf. The odyssey is an epic poem featuring the ideals of greek culture the hero, odysseus, faces many obstacles along his 20-year journey in this lesson we'll go with odysseus on his journey to the. At a time when the common aim of those in education, certainly the majority of us, is to prepare pupils for a world that evolves at the speed of fibre-optics, the role of literature and its.
The odyssey as didactic literature: lessons taught to odysseus about the nature of mankind and the way odysseus changes after his experiences the odysseus who leaves troy changes into a completely different man before he arrives at his home in ithaca. Related lesson plans and learning network resources: for grades 6-12, written in consultation with bank street college of education each is paired with a times article these lesson plans can easily be adapted to supplement the reading and teaching of the odyssey. The odyssey unit plan ¥ journal ð write about a time when someone told you not to do something, but you did it anyway ¥ grammar ð n/adj/adv/v.
In modern times, didactic has become a somewhat pejorative way to describe a work of literature, as contemporary authors generally do not attempt to teach moral lessons through their writing however, the original definition of didacticism did not carry this negative connotation. Didactic teaching is not really consistent with the pedagogy of learning by design a range of pedagogies - knowledge processes - are proposed for learning facts, concepts and theories - pedagogies which promote more active learning and greater agency for the learner. This news article reports the discovery of illustrations from homer's epics in a 2,500-year-old sarcophagus students will recognize the positive character traits of heroes as depicted in music, art and literature the class will break into groups and write a working definition of a hero which they. The odyssey as didactic literature: lessons taught to odysseus about the nature of mankind and the way odysseus changes after his experiences.
As the trials become more brutal, the lessons become more valuable he departs troy as proud as a warrior, but returns to ithaca as humble as a beggar by realizing that he cannot control everything in the world, he learns the most indispensable values of life. The odyssey as didactic literature: lessons taught to odysseus about the nature of mankind and the way odysseus changes after his experiences return to ithaca and reclaim his domainthe first lesson is taught to odysseus by the hostility of polyphemus. For those of you looking for a few good resources for teaching homer's odyssey, you might want to check out the following: victoria allen's teacher's guide (pdf) — i worked with vicki at warner robins high, and she's top-notch.