Duration: 2 hours
Audience: Primary and High School Teachers
Homer's Odyssey is one of history's most resilient stories, continually retold and remade in different settings and contexts. But why is this narrative uniquely suited to the lives of young people? By breaking down the journey into chapters, with narrative and literacy outcomes attached to each, you will learn to help students write their own exciting Odyssey tale, all while absorbing key English fundamentals within a creative context.
Participants will be shown how to:
structure a term length creative writing program based on the ancient text,
try out several activities that have been successfully delivered to students, and
leave with tips towards placing the narrative in a setting that will relate to students and other learning areas and syllabus texts. Stage 3-5.
NESA Outcomes - PROFICIENT
1.2.2 - Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn.
1.5.2 - Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.