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

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  • Aug 15 2010 7:11 AM

    Cort Mitchell

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.  Lesson will need to be modified for history/social science, using a more age-appropriate contemporary novel for grade 6.

  • Aug 11 2010 6:23 PM

    Matching // Celeste Higby

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

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In this ReadWritethink lesson, students read both "The Odyssey" and the contemporary epic "Running Out of Summer" and compare and contrast one character from each. As an alternative to the novel, students can view the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" They then select the options best suited to their chosen characters from a set of hypothetical situations and justify their answers using documented quotes from the texts.

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    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: English-Language Arts, Literature, Reading Comprehension

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