Showing 14 entries for tag: Homer
Introduction to Learning Greek. A Textbook for the 4th and 5th grade of classical gymnasia of the old and new type, adapted to the Program of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Public Education.
The book was created as a textbook for middle school students, adjusted to comply with the secondary education reform of 1926. It was meant to be the first after WW1 ancient Greek textbook for beginners already familiar with Latin and its grammatical terminology. After its refinement and another adjustment to the needs of contemporary schools, the second edition was published in 1929 and became the prevalent textbook for teaching ancient Greek in Poland for nearly(...)
Journey to the Past: Greece, Rome and Jerusalem (Masa el HeAvar, Yavan, Roma veYerushalayim) According to the new History curriculum for elementary schools
This is a textbook for the study of History in 6th grade. The main theme is Judea and its relationship with the Greek, Hellenistic and Roman societies until the outbreak of the great rebellions against the Romans: the first great rebellion (66-73 C.E.) and the destruction of the second temple in 70 C.E. The second is the Bar Kokhba revolt 132-135 C.E.
The book also includes background on the rise of Christianity and the eme(...)
The website is focused on presenting students with ancient myths in an approachable and entertaining form of a comic. The author of the comics reaches for absolute classics: myths, the Odyssey, drama, the Aeneid, and allows the reader to effortlessly learn numerous interesting facts and concepts from mythology, literature, philology, philosophy and other sciences.
Greek Myth Comix was originally launched to assist students in the auth(...)
Magda van Tilburg
The comic was initially created in Greek, in a black-and-white version, and then an online version in colour was introduced accompanied by an English translation. It retells the myth of Aphrodite’s affair with Ares discovered by Helios and revealed to all the gods by Hephaestus’ intrigue. The myth is known from the 8th book of The Odyssey by Homer, where the aoidos Demodocus sings it to the ruler of the Phaeacians. In the comic, however, it is Ho(...)
Wiktor Steffen, Jan Horowski
The textbook was adapted to the needs of high school students and was designed to require 4 years of study. The course comprises 8 parts so that for each year of study there was a part 1 dedicated to texts and part 2 containing material for each class, exploring vocabulary and grammar and providing exercises. In addition, in the back of the textbook, there are additional grammatical tables of conjugation and declension along with commonly used phrases, maxim(...)
Anna K. Baker
A View of The Odyssey. Curriculum Unit 83.02.02
The purpose of this resource is for the teachers to use the epic poem as a tool to help the students in their own self-discovery and path to adulthood. The complexity of the Odyssey is meant to mirror challenges within the students’ own lives, as well as making them more familiar with a literary masterpiece. As the creator writes: “Students can be asked to see in the experience of Odysseus, the archetypal traveler, and his son Telemachus, a vision of t(...)
William F. Natale Jr.
Reading and Writing Via the Myths. Curriculum Unit 83.02.05
The purpose of this unit is to encourage reading and creative writing The creator’s aim among others, is “to use mythology s an impetus to creativity in other areas of schoolwork such as in art, English, and social studies”, hence link between mythology and other subject from the students’ curriculum.
The activities involve reading, creative writing: sending letters to other students while pretending to be(...)
Michael Conte, Jr.
Mythology for the Classroom. Curriculum Unit 83.02.04
This unit offers an introduction to Greek and Roman mythology, with the hope that the students will later continue exploring this subject on their own.
The students learn of the ancient myths via modern retelling. The purpose is also to strengthen the students’ language skills, by asking them to search words in a dictionary and give them writing assignments.
The unit offers three lesson plan samples, bibliography for teachers and students, filmstrips (from the Audio-Visual D(...)
Camilla L. Greene
Myth Connections. Curriculum Unit 83.02.08
This unit focuses on the reading and retelling of myths as well writing skills and group participation skills. The purpose is also to “enable students to appreciate African and Greek myths” and provide the students with knowledge about past cultures, of which they may know very little. This unit was written for a school mostly populated by African-American students, hence the focus on African myths as part of making the students more familiar with them(...)
This resource instructs how to use fact cards on ancient Greece in the classroom. There are 20 facts cards and two empty cards. They include short facts on the geography of ancient Greece, democracy, literature, religion, army, education, art, slaves, home, theater, Olympic games, writing, Pythagoras, Alexander the Great, Homer.(...)
DK Find Out: Troy - The Trojan War
This online resource contains an interactive map of ancient Greece and an ancient Greece quiz. When you click on one of the sites, an information text appears. If you click on the red words in the text, a new information page opens up. For example, when you click on Troy, you get the Trojan War interactive page.(...)
Janusz Ryba, Aleksandra Klęczar
Cognoscite is a textbook aimed at secondary school students, at the beginner level. The authors, experienced in both teaching and writing textbooks, adapted it to the new curriculum introduced in 2020, which is not as strictly focused on language learning as before, and presents a broader scope of cultural aspects including European reception of Antiquity. Thus the textbook combines many school subjects: Latin, arts, history, literature and shows the pres(...)
The didactic sheets of the Iliad tell the story of the Homeric poem in a simplified and approachable manner that is meant for teenagers with Special Education Needs (SEN), but is suitable for children as well.
The material is composed of a slideshow with text and illustrations, along with a separate file with illustrations only (titled “thumbnails”), accompanied by brief captions. The slideshow contains thirty-four pa(...)
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 (...)