This is a complete Unit Lesson Plan for teaching The Odyssey with the film O Brother Where Art Thou by the Coen Brothers. It includes a variety of detailed questions and prompts for students to explore thoroughly a variety of narrative and thematic links between the two works. It provides questions for both classroom discussion and writing responses as well as project-based explorations of the material. Moreover, it can be useful for English teachers because it includes questions that help students (and teachers) to develop analytical skills of films and visual communication.
The lesson is designed to function well for CCSS standards and a CCSS compatible prompt has been written for this unit.