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
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$0.99 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.
A Guide For Using The Odyssey in the Classroom, Grades 5-8Teacher Created Resources / 2000 / Trade Paperback$7.49 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.
This teacher's guide accompanies Memoria Press' The Illiad: 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 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 Random House / 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.