Throughout our reading of The Odyssey, we spend a lot of time talking about Allusions and how so much of what we read, watch, and listen to today alludes back to Greek Mythology.
After reading, I like to have students complete this group project, in which each group is assigned a set of lyrics that have Odyssey allusions throughout. They must do a close reading of the lyrics, analyzing the allusions, as well as figurative language and more. Then, they present their findings visually, either on a poster or a digital presentation.
This product provides a teacher direction page, a 2-page project overview sheet for students that includes step by step directions, 10 pages of contemporary song lyrics, and 3 grading rubrics. To assure that the rubric formatting comes through correctly, there are 2 versions of each.
I hope you experience the same success with this project that my students do. They always enjoy finding the allusions, and are fascinated that so much of The Odyssey is still relevant today.
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