This resource is the set of notes that I use to teach my students about the Trojan War. I like to tell students the story of the Trojan War out loud in keeping with the oral tradition of the ancient Greeks. We read Homer's Odyssey, so I tell them the story of the Trojan War as a prelude to Odysseus' long journey home.
Since there are so many details to this story, I use these notes to refresh my memory and make sure I don't leave any essential parts out. Also, depending on the class, I give my students a copy of these notes so that they can just listen to and enjoy the story and not worry about having to quickly write things down.
The notes cover the historical time period, the backstory, the war, the beginning of the Iliad, the death of Achilles, the Trojan Horse, the aftermath, and a two column table of the Greeks vs. the Trojans.
I have included a PDF and a Word version (4 pages each) so that you can edit the notes to suit your personal preferences if desired.
This resource isn't fancy or colorful, but it gets the job done and my students enjoy listening to the story told to them this way.