Odyssey

Project/Essay

  • Project Options - See Google Classroom for more information 
    • Travel brochure 
    • Poster
    • Monster Map - Map out your route from JHS to home, placing various monsters/obstacles along the way. Tell a story about your encounters with these obstacles in a narrative paragraph. 

Read books : 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23

 

Flocabulary Link

Link to Digital Book

Fitzgerald Translation version  

 

Why study The Odyssey? https://my.haikulearning.com/amassi/9english/cms_page/view/21861167

Complete the study packet and discuss it in class

Why Mythology is still important today

 

Pre-Reading

Odysseus-The Original and Still the Greatest

WebQuest on Ancient Greek Culture

The Odyssey Pre-Read Blooket

Blooket Greek Mythology

 

Links to Summaries of Each Book

 

Movie/Video Clips

Troy: The Odyssey Movie - Fighting the Cyclops

Troy: The Odyssey Movie - The Island of the Sirens

Troy: The Odyssey Movie - Odysseus returns home I am the King of Ithaca

Troy: The Odyssey Movie - The slaying of suitors

 

Other Reading/Links

“Circe’s Grief” by Louise Glick  https://readalittlepoetry.wordpress.com/2011/04/12/circes-grief-by-louise-gluck/

“Siren Song” by Margaret Atwood https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/32778/siren-song

“An Ancient Gesture” by Edna St. Vincent Millay https://www.troup.org/userfiles/929/My%20Files/ELA/HS%20ELA/9th%20ELA/Unit%204/AN%20ANCIENT%20GESTURE%20poem.pdf?id=13117

The song “Calypso” by Susanne Vega

https://www.google.com/search?q=suzanne+vega+calypso+lyrics&oq=suzanne+vega+calypso+lyrics&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.8824j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 **examine the portrayal of women in these and compare to Homer’s depiction 


“Circe’s Power” by Louise Gluck https://www.poeticous.com/louise-gluck/circe-s-power

“Circe’s Torment” by Louise Gluck https://lanv.instructure.com/courses/320/pages/circes-torment-by-louise-gluck

Penelopeoid  by Margeret Atwood  (intro to novella and excerpt) https://groveatlantic.com/book/the-penelopiad/

“We Were All Odysseus in those Days” by Amorak Huey https://poets.org/poem/we-were-all-odysseus-those-days

“How Will This Pandemic Affect Poetry” by Julia Alvarez

https://medium.com/poem-of-the-day/julia-alvarez-how-will-this-pandemic-affect-poetry-db89e11ced5f

Translation Analysis: select from Fagles, Lombardo, and Emily Wilson (compare word choice …)

Modern Art Translations

https://artnewengland.com/blogs/the-odyssey-project-an-old-story-for-modern-times-at-the-university-of-new-hampshire-museum-of-art/

The Wine Dark Sea article 

 

Hercules - myth

Perseus - myth

Achilles - myth

Back from the war but not really home - nonfiction

China asks if their young men are manly enough - nonfiction

Itacha - poem

Siren's Song - poem

Cruising the Mediterranean - A modern day Odyssey

Odysseus Lies Here? - opinion piece

No Man's Lands: One Man’s Odyssey through the Odyssey

The Truth About Being a Hero

The Odyssey https://www.msjkeeler.com/uploads/1/4/0/6/1406968/odyssey-packet-great.pdf

The Odyssey - packet https://www.manhassetschools.org/cms/lib8/NY01913789/Centricity/Domain/201/The%20Odyssey%20by%20Home%20Packet%20-%20Blank.pdf

The Odyssey Worksheets https://www.google.com/search?safe=strict&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS912US912&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=the+odyssey+worksheets&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiIna2crYrwAhUmRjABHYWpBXUQjJkEegQIBhAB&cshid=1618836944262249&biw=1920&bih=912#imgrc=tGayA-lHtZNbsM

Terms to Know https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FwRbTMp_laYCWTbywL2pF2KmG3IXtzIqkHMTPOKvbRs/edit#slide=id.p1