In the Cyclops Cave

This giant's got an eye on you! Travel to the bountiful depths of the Cyclops cave with Odysseus—or Nobody—in an audio excerpt of Homer's Odyssey. Learners follow along with the text transcript of the story as they read about Odysseus's clever ruse, daring escape, and bitter punishment for blinding Poseidon's beloved son.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Print or project the Greek mythology page for class members to reference throughout the unit
  • Encourage small groups to write original adaptations of each of Odysseus's adventures
Classroom Considerations

  • Story duration is 19:09
  • Part of a larger audio story series on The Odyssey
Pros

  • Paraphrased version of the story makes the text accessible to readers of all levels
  • Narration keeps the action exciting and engaging
Cons

  • None