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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

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXII: The Battle in the Hall (key events)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXII: The Battle in the Hall (key events)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXII: The Battle in the Hall (key events) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Presentation 1x Key Events Worksheet This lesson introduces students to Book XXII (The Battle in the Hall) of Homer’s Odyssey. Students first reflect on what we already know about the events of Book XXII (fate, omens) from previous Books studied. Students then summarise the key events and look at what happens to each Suitor. Finally students examine the actions of Odysseus, Athene and Telemachus and question whether or not they are justified.

By matthew_nolan

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXI: The Great Bow (characters & themes)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXI: The Great Bow (characters & themes)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXI: The Great Bow (characters & themes) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Presentation 1x Characters & Themes Worksheet 1x Continuing Events Worksheet This lesson examines the characters and key themes in Book XXI (The Great Bow) of Homer’s Odyssey. Students first reflect on how the key themes have been developed in the other books studied in the second half of the Odyssey. Next students are required to find examples for each of the key themes from Book XXI, linking them to the different characters. Finally students reflect on the imagery used in Book XXI and the importance of Zeus’ after Odysseus strings the bow.

By matthew_nolan

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXI: The Great Bow (key events)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXI: The Great Bow (key events)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XXI: The Great Bow (key events) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Presentation 1x Chronology Worksheet 1x Key Events Worksheet 1x Plot, Language & Theme Homework Questions This lesson introduces students to Book XXI (The Great Bow) of Homer’s Odyssey. Students are shown the importance of Book XXI as the beginning of the final battle between Odysseus and the Suitors and the required to put the key events in chronological order. Students then focus on three key events in the Book and finally question the importance of Athene in Book XXI.

By matthew_nolan

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XIX: Eurycleia Recognises Odysseus (characters & themes)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XIX: Eurycleia Recognises Odysseus (characters & themes)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XIX: Eurycleia Recognises Odysseus (characters & themes) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Presentation 1x Characters & Themes Worksheet 1x Continuing Plot Events Worksheet 1x False Tales Worksheet This lesson examines the characters and key themes in Book XIX (Eurycleia Recognises Odysseus) of Homer’s Odyssey. The students focus on the key themes in Book XIX and how they are closely linked to the characters. Finally student complete the continuing events worksheet and false tales worksheet to evaluate the impact of these on the plot, themes and the characters.

By matthew_nolan

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XIX: Eurycleia Recognises Odysseus (key events)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XIX: Eurycleia Recognises Odysseus (key events)

Homer’s Odyssey – Book XIX: Eurycleia Recognises Odysseus (key events) This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint Presentation 1x Key Events Worksheet 1x Storyboard Template 1x Plot, Language & Theme Homework Questions This lesson introduces students to Book XIX (Eurycleia Recognises Odysseus) of Homer’s Odyssey. Students first recap the events which have occurred in previous Books leading to Odysseus coming to the palace and then summarise the key events using the worksheet provided. Students then create a storyboard of how Odysseus got the scar to reinforce this part of the poem and finally reflect on the impact the meetings with Penelope have on the character of Odysseus.

By matthew_nolan