A Travel Journal for Homer's the Odyssey

This lesson plan leads students through creating travel brochures about sections of the Odyssey.  Students summarize a section of the text and then choose graphics and create the brochure. Note: some school systems block Google images, so the teacher might need to have alternative suggestions such as a typical Google search, Clip Art, or other resources. Students will enjoy using their knowledge of technology to create the travel brochure.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3001.7.4
Apply and adapt the principles of written composition to create coherent media productions.
CLE 3001.8.1
Demonstrate knowledge of significant works of world literature.
CLE 3001.8.5
Know and use appropriate literary terms to derive meaning from various literary genres.
 
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Learning objectives: 

Students will:

  • identify basic action, characters, and setting in Homer's The Odyssey.
  • summarize specific scenes in their own words.
  • locate, copy, and paste graphics (and possible audio) that support the details in the summary.
  • cite all graphics, text, etc. used.

Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
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Helpful Hints

Materials Needed:

  • iWork's Pages
  • the internet
  • a printer

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