The Odyssey: Hero's Journey

A HyperDoc to accompany our Odyssey and Hero's Journey Study

What are Archetypes?

Homer Biography

Explore the author of The Odyssey!

Learn more about Homer- the author of The Odyssey. Click on the link above titled "Who Was Homer?" to be taken to his biography. After you have read and learned more about Homer, write a solid paragraph summarizing key points about Homer.

***REFRESH***

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What are the Hero's Journey Stages?

The Hero's Journey Stages

Refresh your memory about the Hero's Journey Stages we have learned about in class. Once you are finished watching this video- take the Hero's Journey Quiz (click the link below). Don't forget to take a photo of your quiz score & upload it to PADLET.

***LEARN***

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The Odyssey Background

In the tenth year of the Trojan War, the Greeks tricked the enemy into bringing a colossal wooden horse within the walls of Troy. The Trojans had no idea that Greek soldiers were hidden inside, under the command of Odysseus. That night they emerged and opened the city gates to the Greek army. Troy was destroyed. Now it was time for Odysseus and the other Greeks to return to their kingdoms across the sea. Odysseus is trying to return home to Ithaca. Here begins the tale of the Odyssey, as sung by the blind minstrel Homer.

The Odyssey Part 1

Your Task

As you read through Books 1, 9, & 10, fill out your Odyssey Handout.

Your Task

As you read through Books 11 & 12, fill out your Odyssey Handout.

Part 1 Discussion Questions (Type directly into the Google Form Below)

The Odyssey Part 2

Your Task

As you read through Books 17 & 21, fill out your Odyssey Handout.

Your Task

As you read through Books 22 & 23, fill out your Odyssey Handout.

Part 2 Discussion Questions (Type directly into the Google Form Below)

***WRITE***

Creative Writing Task

Now that we have learned about Mythology, the stages a hero goes through on his/her journey, and have read parts of The Odyssey, you will be writing your own Myth. This is a creative narrative writing assignment.


Follow the instructions on the handout you receive and submit your final typed, MLA style narrative on TurnItIn.com.