Day 5

The Odyssey Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Ithacan Trail

    Kind of Activity:

    Mixed Media


    To depict the events of the poem in an interactive way.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 ; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1


    As a class, look at the layout from Day 4 of the series of events Odysseus encounters on his way home to Ithaca. Then, as a group, work together to create a board game charting Odysseus' journey.

    Every major episode must be represented and assigned a function in the game (e.g. "Scylla and Charybdis! If you roll a four or higher, go forward two spaces. If you roll a three or lower, go back three spaces.") The object of the game will be to get back to Ithaca. After...

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