This is a 38 page, multiple lesson PPT with detailed descriptions of each of the 14 stops that Odysseus makes; beginning in Troy and ending in his beloved Ithaca. The PPT contains multiple visual representations of these stops to help the class to engage with and picture the many characters that the hero meets as well as forming opinions upon Odysseus as a leader and hero.
Learning objectives: Identifying the key stops, analysing the actions of the crew, evaluating the actions of Odysseus. There are challenge questions throughout to stretch learners - these are indicated by a 'star' image. There is also a written version of the stops to enable differentiated starting points for more able pupils to work at their own pace.
In terms of activities, the main task is a 'knowledge and analysis' based task where the class consider each stop, the characters met, crew's behaviour and Odysseus' leadership, as well as looking at whether Odysseus is helped or hindered each time.
Additionally, the PPT features a first person narrative extended writing task regarding the Cyclops and ends with a quiz of the entire journey. Finally, the PPT requires the class to evaluate and assess which of the stops caused Odysseus the greatest hindrance and where he gained the greatest help. The lesson could be used across 3-4 lessons.