Resources for The Odyssey: Island of the Lotus Eaters

Next on our Odyssey odyssey is the "Island of the Lotus Eaters." Here we have some resources for teaching the Island of the Lotus Eaters from The Odyssey. Lesson Plan Procedures for Teaching "Island of the Lotus Eaters" from … [Read more...]

The Odyssey Lesson Plans: Trump Calls Cruz a Trojan Horse

According to Fox News Donald Trump called Ted Cruz "worse than a puppet--- he is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from Mr. Trump."Why do I bring this up? Because today … [Read more...]

Myth Lesson Plans: The Hero’s Journey and Perseus

Start off with something you can use in your classroom right now: Perseus's Hero's Journey HandoutThis is day 5 of The Odyssey lesson plans. For those who've been following the odyssey of The Odyssey Unit, you may be … [Read more...]

Lesson Plans for The Odyssey: Day One

Teaching The Odyssey brings much joy to my heart. In addition to being a great story, it also signals the end of another school year.I've been teaching Homer's epic for more than a decade. That's anywhere from 3-6 periods … [Read more...]

How to Reduce Classroom Stress for the Next 7 Weeks with The Odyssey Teaching Unit

During my 18 years of teaching, I've gathered quite a navy of lesson plans and activities for The Odyssey. Some rival the intelligence of Polyphemus, so I threw them into Charybdis. Some would make even Athena proud, so I've … [Read more...]

Lesson Plans for The Odyssey: Alternative Book Report for Becoming the World’s Greatest Epic Hero or Heroine

I had just finished teaching The Odyssey. I nailed it with my Odyssey teaching unit, which covered just about every common core objective your local politician and lawyer and school administrator and college professor and … [Read more...]