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Weaving the Old into the New: Pairing The Odyssey with Contemporary Works

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Weaving the Old into the New: Pairing The Odyssey with Contemporary Works

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Patsy Hamby

Patsy Hamby

Dallas, Georgia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

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Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (optional)

  • Running Out of Summer by Peter E. Morgan

  • The Odyssey by Homer

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Hero’s Journey

Grades   6 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Inquiry & Analysis

Hero’s Journey

Students can use this tool to learn about the elements of the hero's journey, analyze a text that follows the hero's journey pattern, or start creating a hero story of their own.

 

Venn Diagram

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

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