This Lesson Plan: A Writer’s Odyssey lesson plan also includes:
Looking for a fresh approach to an end-of-unit project for The Odyssey? Check out a resource that has class members write their own hero's journey short story and then craft an illustration that depicts their tale. Apollonio di Giovanni’s 15th-century Renaissance representation of Homer’s ancient Greek poem The Adventures of Ulysses and Romare Bearden’s The Return of Odysseus (Homage to Pintoricchio and Benin) are used as models.
- Coordinate the project with the art teacher or invite an art docent to speak with the class about various narrative structures artist can employ (monoscenic, synoptic, cyclic, continuous, etc)
- Consider expanding the lesson length to several weeks so that class members have time to draft and revise their short stories, and to create their illustrations
- The seven-page packet includes the plan, directions for the project, discussion questions, and a glossary
- Perfect for AP Art and Humanities classes
- While images of both paintings are readily available on the Internet, no links are provided to the works
- No rubric is included for the project