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Explore Odysseus' stops on his journey from Troy to Ithaca.

Explore Odysseus' stops on his journey from Troy to Ithaca.

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. LL.

By Lemons-and-Latin

Halloween Time Bundle

Halloween Time Bundle

A collection of Halloween themed resources. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

KS2 Modern Europe Bundle

KS2 Modern Europe Bundle

A collection of KS2 resources that can be used as part of a Modern Europe topic. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

Autopsy Report

Autopsy Report

Blank worksheet for students to complete. Create your own scenario and have students complete the worksheet. Originally used for students to investigate the death of a gladiator.

By caron_downes

Ancient Greece & The Greeks (incl Greek Gods) - Complete Lesson Plans, Slideshow, Worksheets

Ancient Greece & The Greeks (incl Greek Gods) - Complete Lesson Plans, Slideshow, Worksheets

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Lesson Plans, Slideshow presentation, information sheeys and worksheets. Aimed at Year 5 but adaptable to Years 1, 2, 3, and 4. Resources include: Slideshow, Lesson Plans, Information Sheets and Worksheets Summary of Topics: 1. Investigation of modern Greece. 2. Comparison of ancient and modern Greece. 3. Timelines of History and Historucal events 4. Study of Greek artifacts. 5. Investigation of Ancient Greek gods and beliefs. 6. Comparison of Ancient Greek beliefs with modern beliefs. 7. Comparison of life in ancient Athens and Sparta. 8. Comparing the role of women in ancient Athens and Sparta. 9. Study of Greek Myths –Twelve Labours of Heracles. 10. Creative writing activities inspired by the legend of Heracles.

By PrimaryLion

Harry Potter characters and their links to classical (Roman & Greek) mythology

Harry Potter characters and their links to classical (Roman & Greek) mythology

Did you know that most of the names of characters and magical creatures in the Harry Potter series have roots in classical mythology and Latin and/or Ancient Greek? Do your students love Harry Potter? This is a ready to use, editable Powerpoint presentation with slides of 24 different characters and creatures from the Harry Potter series, where possible with images from the movie. In the notes for each slide you will find the description of that slide: the connection between that specific Harry Potter character and Latin or Ancient Greek language and/or mythology. Let the students recognise the characters and teach them about the links with the classics, to let them discover once again that the classics really are all around us, if only we learn to see them!

By CreativeClassics

Homer’s Odyssey – Books XIII – XIV, XVI, XIX, XXI-XIII Bundle  (14x lesson and more)

Homer’s Odyssey – Books XIII – XIV, XVI, XIX, XXI-XIII Bundle (14x lesson and more)

Homer’s Odyssey – Books XIII – XIV, XVI, XIX, XXI-XIII Bundle (14x lesson and more) This resource contains: 7x Key Events PowerPoints 7x Characters & Themes PowerPoints 7x Key Events Worksheets 7x Characters & Themes Worksheets 7x Plot, Language and Theme Homework Revision Questions This bundle of resources comes with all the resources needed for teachers to teach Books XIII, XIV, XVI, XIX, XXI, XXII and XXIII of Homer’s Odyssey. Each lesson is fully resourced with its own worksheet and cover the key events, themes and characters of each book. There is also a homework revision questions worksheet to reinforce the knowledge learnt in the classroom for each Book. These lessons will create excellent discussion between the students in your classroom as there is single, paired and group work too. Lessons are accessible to all abilities with ‘aim higher’ questions to extend the most able.

By matthew_nolan

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXIII: Odysseus and Penelope (characters & themes)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXIII: Odysseus and Penelope (characters & themes)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXIII: Odysseus and Penelope (characters & themes) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Presentation 1x Character and Themes Worksheets This lesson encourages the students to examine the key characters & themes in Homer’s Odyssey Book XXIII (Odysseus and Penelope). First students reflect on the key events of the Book by competing against each other to win a prize. Students then examine the theme of reunion by focusing on the characters of Odysseus and Penelope. Finally students examine the character of Odysseus in Book XXIII and question whether or not he is more of a hero by the end of Book XXIII than he was when he landed in Ithaca in Book XIII.

By matthew_nolan

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXIII: Odysseus and Penelope (key events)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXIII: Odysseus and Penelope (key events)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXIII: Odysseus and Penelope (key events) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Presentation 1x Key Events Worksheet 1x Plot, Language and Themes Revision/Homework Questions This lesson introduces students to Book XXIII (Odysseus and Penelope) of Homer’s Odyssey. Students first reflect on what Odysseus has gone through to get be reunited with Penelope and then group the people into those who help and have hindered Odysseus. Students then summarise the key events of Book XXIII and then create a sales advertisement for Odysseus’ bed. Students finally reflect on the importance of Athene and question why she is still helping Odysseus even after he has regained his kingdom.

By matthew_nolan

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXII: The Battle in the Hall (characters & themes)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXII: The Battle in the Hall (characters & themes)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXII: The Battle in the Hall (characters & themes) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Presentation 1x Characters & Themes Worksheet 1x Plot, Language and Themes Revision/Homework Questions This lesson encourages the students to examine the key characters & themes in Homer’s Odyssey Book XXII (the Battle in the Hall). First students reflect on the key events of the Book and then examine a set of the key themes/characters in groups before teaching each other. Finally, students reflect on which character is the most important in enabling Odysseus to regain his kingdom which is required to understand to achieve the top marks in essay style questions in the exam.

By matthew_nolan

Homer’s Odyssey: Plot, Language, Themes and Characters Revision or Homework Questions:

Homer’s Odyssey: Plot, Language, Themes and Characters Revision or Homework Questions:

Homer’s Odyssey: Plot, Language, Themes and Characters Revision or Homework Questions: This resource contains 16x question sheets on Books I, V-XIV, XVI, XIX, XXI-XXIII of Homer’s Odyssey. There are at least over 20 questions for each book which enables students to reinforce the knowledge they learn in class. There are practice exam style questions which are the language questions and the questions on Themes and Characters enable students to develop the higher order of thinking about Homer’s Odyssey. This is required to achieve top marks for the essay style questions.

By matthew_nolan

Homer’s Odyssey Revision: 41 Character Cards (description and key words)

Homer’s Odyssey Revision: 41 Character Cards (description and key words)

Homer’s Odyssey Revision: 41 Character Cards (description and key words) This resource contains: 41x character revision cards with a character description and keywords to describe their character. This is an excellent and fun game about (all) the characters in Homer’s Odysseus which can be used for revision purposes. Students split the cards in half and describe the character using the description of keywords. The other person in the pair must guess what character they are describing. This not only reflects on the characters of Homer’s Odyssey but also links to key themes and books studied.

By matthew_nolan