Post date: Dec 2, 2016 7:36:56 PM
Recently, the students in 8th grade have been studying Greek mythology, focusing mostly on The Odyssey. As part of this unit, the students learned about the Olympian gods and how the ancient Greeks believed they played a part in creating the world. Following that, we transitioned into reading an excerpt of Homer's epic. While we are not reading a direct translation of the text, the reading we do have is a thoughtful retelling of the Odysseus' adventures that engages students.
Next, we will be diving into a deep analysis of the text. Students will complete projects comparing and contrasting modern-day heroes with the heroes of Greek mythology, focusing on Percy Jackson and Odysseus.