Title of the resource
Title of the resource in english
Target and Age Group
Children and teens with Special Education Needs (SEN)
Link to resource
Author of the Entry:
Alessia Borriello, Bologna University, email@example.com
Peer-reviewer of the Entry:
Ayelet Peer, Bar- Ilan University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Peer-reviewer of the Entry:
Lisa Maurice, Bar-Ilan University, email@example.com
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Contents & Purpose
The narration of the Odyssey tells the story of the Homeric poem in a simplified and approachable manner, illustrated with cartoon drawings, and is addressed to children and teenagers with Special Education Needs (SEN).
The material is composed of illustration sheets accompanied by brief captions.
The illustrations introduce the Homeric characters beforehand, through cards with a character’s thumbnail and their name on each page. In a separate file of eleven pages, the characters interact and perform the poem’s events through cartoon sketches explained by short captions.
Only a few episodes are selected: Odysseus and the Phaeacians; Odysseus and Polyphemus; Ulysses’ Odysseus’ return to Ithaca. The major focus is on the encounter with Polyphemus, described in six pages.
The slideshows of the Odyssey are in the schede didattiche section, for the category: scuola media, prima media, italiano, epica. The content is suitable for multimedia interactive whiteboards.