This project is an awesome way to give the students an opportunity to connect to the hero's journey. I use it as both an introduction to the Odyssey AND a unique getting to know one another activity. You can use the essay portion of the assignment, or you can allow your students to only complete the slideshow portion. Either way it is an excellent way to get to know your students while preparing them for the hero's journey. I have not included a grading rubric in this version.
*the assignment does include a simplified, easy to understand version of the hero's journey