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Over 400 slides of content. The unit includes overviews, activities, notes, quizzes, projects, movie clips, games, questions, and writing topics. Over 15 presentations included (some already bundled). This is the perfect resource to make the epic a fun, informative part of your teaching!
All of the following are included in the Odyssey bundle:
-Homer, The Iliad, and The Odyssey: Background and Questions- 78 slides in length. The presentation covers information on Homer, background information on The Iliad, and detailed information on the entire Odyssey. Questions are given throughout the presentation to engage students in critical thinking. The presentation is perfect for previewing content, reviewing content, or skipping content (ie your class will not be reading certain selections from the epic). This presentation is meant to be used in conjunction with your reading of the epic. This presentation synthesizes 5 other presentations into 1 coherent whole.
-Odyssey Visual Tour and Questions- 40 slides in length. The presentation is meant to spur both excitement for reading the epic and engage students in connections and critical thinking connected to the epic. The presentation may be done prior to beginning on the epic, or it may be chunked into different pieces and used when appropriate while the class reads the epic.
-O Brother, Where Art Thou Movie Guide- 22 slides in length. The presentation is meant to preview the movie and connections between the movie and the epic. Students may take notes on the film from the presentation, while the movie is playing, and then answer questions (included) after the film ends.
-Iliad Visual Tour- 23 slides in length. The presentation is meant to spur excitement for reading The Odyssey and give context to the epic. The presentation includes writing tasks that are fun in nature and meant to spur student creativity and descriptive writing.
-Annotation- 7 slides in length. Students are given a variety of different topics to annotate their text (through the use of sticky notes). Another variation of the annotation is included within the Hero’s Journey presentation.
-Essay and Response Topics- 8 slides in length. Students are given 7 different essay or extended response topics. These topics may be given out at certain times during the reading of the epic, or can be used to give the students a choice before doing a larger, culminating paper.
-5 Jeopardy Games- The Jeopardy games cover different parts of the epic, including a broader, final game that focuses on the entire epic. Often I will group the students in pairs to have them battle each other (and then pick different students to pick the category).
-Quizzes- 11 slides in length. Five separate quizzes (each 10 questions in length) are presented. Keys are provided for each quiz. The quizzes may be printed out, or students may simply write their answers on their own sheet of paper.
-Odyssey Project- 39 slides. The students describe their own Odysseus Cruise. The assignment is a mix of analysis, descriptive writing, and creativity. Though the project is currently designed as producing a 10 slide presentation, it could easily be adapted into a poster project or written report.
-Hero’s Journey Bundle- 152 slides in length. The presentation includes a thorough overview of the hero’s journey; it includes numerous video clip examples, critical thinking questions, and activities; it also includes a poster project, annotation directions, and other smaller writing tasks. This presentation synthesizes 3 other presentations into 1 coherent whole.