The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Persona Writing
Write a letter to Penelope, as Odysseus, from Calypso's island. Send it in a bottle. Alternatively, write a letter to Odysseus, as Penelope, while waiting for Odysseus' return and besieged by suitors.
2. O Muse!
Write and perform a song inspired by a character or theme, making sure to weave references to the work in your song. For a professional example, see Suzanne Vega's "Calypso".
3. Anchors Away!
Research and build a model boat from this era.
4. Research and report
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