Introduce your students to the legend of the Trojan War with this fun, engaging script and short quiz! My students remembered the story of the Trojan War much better because of this activity, and they loved the performance aspect. This activity is great for building confidence, practicing reading skills, and visualizing the events of the Trojan War.
I use this as an introduction to our unit on The Odyssey. It helps contextualize a complex text, introducing the Greek gods and our hero, Odysseus. The short quiz cements the story in the students' minds, and it helps them practice sequencing and analysis skills.
This script can be used with struggling or advanced readers, and the activity is easy to adjust depending on the personality of your class. I had a great review on an observation during this activity!
Included in this download:
Teacher Guide with suggestions for implementation
Trojan War Script
Clipart Credit: http://www.clipartlord.com/2014/07/08/free-trojan-horse-clip-art/