Teacher Guide

The Odyssey Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Have a basic understanding of Greek mythology and legend, and its influence on world culture and storytelling.

  2. 2

    Be able to identify the markers of epic poetry and be comfortable with texts that use it.

  3. 3

    Make nuanced arguments about the literary and popular concept of the hero.

  4. 4

    Be comfortable identifying clear symbols in texts.

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