Imagine that Twitter (and computers and the internet and lots of other stuff) existed way back in Odysseus’s time.
While he’s been on his 10 year adventure since leaving Troy, Odysseus has occasionally tweeted “What’s Happening.”
It's the students' jobs to create Odysseus’s Twitter timeline which illustrates their knowledge of his journey (in chronological order) accurately, succinctly, and creatively.
Included is an assignment sheet with a few examples and a blank worksheet for students to use to create their Twitter "maps" / "timelines" of Odysseus's journey.
This can work as an in class activity, a fun assessment between when he arrives home and kicks the suitors' butts and gets reunited with his family, or even a quiz.
My students have had a heck of a lot of fun with this and they loved sharing them with each other. Some of the hashtags, user names, and images they came up with were seriously great and hilariously insightful.
The assignment states that this timeline must contain 10 tweets and should stretch from when Odysseus left Troy until he reached the land of the Phaecians.
The tweets must be no more than 140 characters each. All of the tweets can be from Odysseus or they can have some fun and include some other characters and their perspectives along the way.
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