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Homer for Children
The Wanderings of Odysseus: A Retelling of the OdysseyRosemary SutcliffRandom House / 2005 / Trade Paperback$5.99 Retail:
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Homer's The Illiad stands alone in the realm of Classical writings. An epic, oft-repeated poem of the siege of Troy and the death of Hector, Homer's poetry soars with the battle and the conversations of these ancient Greek warriors. Translated by Chapman. 425 pages, with notes, softcover.
The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - ship-wrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must test his bravery and native cunning to the full if he is to reach his homeland safely and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him. Softcover, 348 pages.
Homer Study Resources
This Novel Unit Student Packet is designed to be used with the not-included work The Iliad by Homer.
A few pre-reading activities are included to gauge a student's familiarity with the context of the novel. Once the student has began reading the novel, vocabulary activities, graphic organizers, review and comprehension questions, quizzes, a final test, puzzles, project and essay ideas, and a line-listed answer key are included. Exercises help students focus on literary and character analysis, as well as critical thinking and comprehension skills. Student questions reference the edition quoted in the front cover. Pages are reproducible for classroom use; softcover. Answers included. Grades 9-12.
While simply reading books is important, students should know how to dig deep into a work of literature. Veritas Press Literature Guides are designed to be used in the "grammar stage" of the classical education model, and will help your student(s) to increase comprehension on a literal and inferential level, build vocabulary, identify Biblical values in the literature being read, identify different genres of writing, and improve writing abilities.
In the Black Ships Before Troy Veritas Press Comprehension Guide, students complete comprehension and critical thinking questions along with multiple activities per chapter, which include an art project to make your own shield, a truncated play to help you act out the story, and more. 33 reproducible pages, paperback. Line-listed answer key included. Grade 3.
Christian Guides to the Classics: Homer's The OdysseyLeland RykenCrossway / 2013 / Trade Paperback$5.49 Retail:
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Pull everything you can out of the classics!
Leland Ryken provides a clear pathway to understanding the "Great Works" through this engaging series of short guidebooks. Beginning with "why the classics matter" and "how to read a story," readers will find a helpful path to reading and analyzing influential works in the Western canon. Evaluating the text from a distinctly Christian perspective, this guide to Homer's The Odyssey includes commentary, points out scriptural allusions and biblical subtext, summarizes the plot, and examines the mythological background of The Odyssey.
Christian Guide to the Classics books provide:
- An introduction to the author and work
- An explanation of the cultural context
- Published criticism
- Definitions of key literary terms
- Discussion questions
- Resources for further study
78 pages, softcover. High School-Adult.
Supplement your literature studies with CliffsNotes!
This guide to The Odyssey provides an introduction to the novel as well as a chapter-by-chapter summary, critical commentary, and glossary. Character analysis, critical essays, a Q-and-A review, and a short author biography are also included, providing readers with critical background information and comprehension tools. Icons integrated throughout will help students to see the underlying themes, discover the depths of a character, identify literary devices, and understand the language used in the work. 112 pages, indexed, softcover.
A Guide For Using The Odyssey in the Classroom, Grades 5-8Teacher Created Resources / 2000 / Trade Paperback$7.19 Retail:
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Discover plenty of inspiration ideas to help teach the novel "The Odyssey". This Teacher Created Resources' literature guide includes: sample lesson plans; pre-reading activities; an author sketch and picture of the author; book summary; vocabulary lists and suggested vocabulary activities; quizzes; hands-on projects; cooperative learning activities; cross-curriculum connections; post-reading ideas; book report & research ideas; and other activities. Answer key provided. 48 classroom-reproducible pages, softcover. Grades 5-8.
This Literature Unit Guide is designed to be used alongside the sold-separately The Odyssey.
Discovering Literature: The Odyssey, Teaching GuideMary ElizabethGarlic Press / 1999 / Trade Paperback$8.99 Retail:
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Accents the theme of the Journey in studying the Odyssey, using a journal with emphasis on metacognitive reflection. Detailed instructions included for advanced vocabulary study, developing strategy pages, and a writer's forum. Answer pages are included for this Challenge Level discussion of one of the great classics. 112 pages.
A deep vocabulary is critical for good reading comprehension, higher-level writing skills, and high standardized test placement. Multiple-choice vocabulary lessons often don't give students the skills they need to figure out words in context; however, Vocabulary: A Novel Solution is a literature-based series that actively engages students in the learning process.
In each book, students begin with 25 vocabulary words (taken from the literature) that they're likely to encounter in other contexts. Before reading the book, students take a pretest and record the results in "Word Logs," which require figuring out meanings from context, using a dictionary, and other reading skills. Students will also study the root words, prefixes, and suffixes of each new word. A variety of reinforcement activities are included; students conclude with a post-test.
This workbook is designed be used alongside the book "The Odyssey" by Homer, which is not included and must be obtained separately. Designed for grades 6-12; parents may wish to evaluate the literature for content for younger students as many of the texts in this series are assigned in high school.
Since we can't read everything, we had better choose well. Some books exercise our minds and move our spirits; some books help us communicate with our culture because of their widespread influence; some books aid our understanding of the physical world. However, only a few-often numbered within the 'Great Books'-do any of these things well. Christians, who have a historical faith, understand that to comprehend history and historical thought is to increase our appreciation of our cultural inheritance and our ability to understand and respond to God's work in history.
Old Western Culture is a new video course that teaches through the old, Great Books of Western Civilization. The Epics is the first DVD in a series of four that comprises The Greeks series within the "Old Western Culture" curriculum. Each DVD contains 12 lectures (4 DVDs, 5-6 hrs); the four "Greek" DVDs together are designed to cover one full year.
The Epics covers the two great poems of Homer: The Iliad and the Odyssey. Students are guided through the world of Homer as well as through the plot, poetic devices, background, philosophy, history, and beauty of the poems- - and how we should approach these monuments of Western culture from a Christian perspective. Students will also have the opportunity to see over a hundred exhibits, ranging from historical artifacts to famous renditions of Homeric scenes in classical painting.
The DVD set includes a full-color booklet guide to the most important artwork contained in the course. The student workbook contains study questions for each lesson, discussion questions, a roadmap to additional resources, a final exam, as well as an answer key. This is a double-credit course (Literature and Social Studies).
As a "Great Books" course, the primary textbooks are the great books themselves; all required texts are included in etext version, or print books may be obtained by parents separately; no specific versions are required.
Recommended for ages 14 & up.
This DVD includes:
- DVD Set
- A Student Workbook and Answer Key in PDF format.
- A "Guide to the Art" booklet (inside the DVD case).
- An A and B exam with teacher guide and answer key.
- All required texts in eText (PDF and Kindle edition).
This Memoria Press Literature Study Guide accompanies the book The Iliad by Homer and translated by Samuel Butler (sold-separately). The Iliad Teacher's Guide (which contains answers and assessments) is also available separately.
Strengthen your students' thinking skills as they learn to read with purpose and insight. Each book's worksheets feature:
66 nonreproducible pages, softcover consumable workbook. Grades 7 & up.
This teacher's guide accompanies Memoria Press' The Iliad Student Guide. Reduced-size reproductions of the student book page are reproduced with the correct answers overlaid; teacher notes fill the margin and include "discussion help" that addresses the student discussion questions, essays and assignments, and background and drill information. The back of the book contains two tests and a final test that address quotes and comprehension. The answers for the tests are overlaid on reproduced forms. Glossary and terminology helps included. Grades 7 & up. 66 pages plus appendix. Softcover.
This series is designed to be used with The Iliad, Translation by Samuel Buter.
This set of instructional DVDs is part of the Iliad literature curriculum from Memoria Press (sold-separately). Lessons are taught by Sean Brooks, who provides informative lectures in front of a digital background that change to feature different characters as shown in historical artwork, or other relevant details. 5 DVDs.
Featuring the Samuel Butler translation of Homer's classic work, this Memoria Press edition of The Odyssey is both scholarly and accessible to younger readers. Incredibly influential in Western civilization, literature, art, and history, this epic poem tells of Odysseus' journey to return home to Penelope after the Trojan War ends. Simple pen and ink illustrations are included throughout. 358 pages, softcover.
This Memoria Press Literature Study Guide accompanies the book The Odyssey by Homer and translated by Samuel Butler. The The Odyssey Teacher's Guide (which contains answers and assessments) is also available separately.
Strengthen your students' thinking skills as they learn to read with purpose and insight. Each book's worksheets feature:
68 nonreproducible pages, softcover consumable workbook. Grades 7 & up.
This teacher's guide accompanies Memoria Press' The Odyssey Student Guide (sold-separately). The student book is reproduced with the correct answers overlaid; teacher notes fill the margin and include "discussion help" that addresses the student discussion questions, essays and assignments, and background and drill information. The back of the book contains two tests and a final test that address quotes and comprehension. The answers for the tests are overlaid on reproduced forms. Softcover. Grades 7 & up.
This resource is designed to be used with The Odyssey, Translation by Samuel Butler.
The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan WarCaroline AlexanderPenguin Books / 2010 / Trade Paperback$15.30 Retail:
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This is a book for all readers of Homer, whether in translation or in the original. It attempts to characterize the poetic art of the Iliad and Odyssey and to analyse in a simple way the reasons for its effectiveness. It takes the poems as they stand, and is only secondarily and occasionally concerned, in text and notes, with the quesion of their origins and the many interesting problems of scholarship to which the study of them has given rise.