Exercises & Activities
A New York Odyssey
This creative writing project is a modernization of Homer's epic. Students work in groups to create a tale that begins in Troy, New York, takes them on adventures throughout New York State, and finally ends in Ithaca, New York. Students must research cities and towns in the state and select at least five to be the settings for modernized Odyssey adventures. They must complete a journal outlining their adventures, whic will include pictures, maps, and a re-telling of events with a modern twist (a la Percy Jackson). My kids loved this project, and they are in the process of reciting their tales, just as Homer did in his day.
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