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Ch 10: The Iliad Teacher Resources

About This Chapter

These teacher resources can help you develop your curriculum for Homer's epic poem ''The Iliad''. You'll find ideas for fun activities and projects as well as sample lesson plans that can help you teach this poem in a way that will excite your students.

The Iliad Teacher Resources - Chapter Summary

From suggested essay topics to discussion questions and activities on The Iliad, this chapter is devoted to helping you develop ways to teach your students about this epic literary work. These resources offer ways for your students to explore the characters, themes, plot and other aspects of The Iliad. Yo'll also find teaching tips and and a sample essay plan you can use to build or update your curriculum.

How It Helps

  • Common Core: Helps to ensure that your lesson plans satisfy Common Core literacy standards regarding literary analysis and reading comprehension.
  • Activities or games: Suggests hands-on games and activities you can use to encourage class participation and strengthen your students' interest and focus.
  • Class discussion questions/topics: Provides ideas for discussions and essays that are designed to expand your students' study of this poem.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning The Iliad lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific topics about The Iliad you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your literature class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related lessons on The Iliad for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of The Iliad.
  • Engage your students with relevant The Iliad-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: The Iliad Teacher Resources
The Iliad Activities

1. The Iliad Activities

'The Iliad' is a text that offers ample opportunities to incorporate history and mythology into your classroom. While the text may be challenging, you can engage students in Homer's epic poem by using some of the ideas in this lesson.

Achilles of The Iliad Essay Topics

2. Achilles of The Iliad Essay Topics

Achilles is a classic character in world literature, but it is not at all simple to try to understand him. This lesson offers essay topics that will help your students think closely about Achilles.

The Iliad Essay Topics

3. The Iliad Essay Topics

Reading ~'The Iliad~' can be very meaningful for students, but it is also a complicated text to take on. This lesson offers essay topics that will help your students make deeper sense of what they have read.

The Iliad Discussion Questions

4. The Iliad Discussion Questions

Are your students exploring the Trojan War through a reading of Homer's epic poem, 'The Iliad?' These discussion questions will help them think critically about the text and draw conclusions about the characters and events.

How to Teach The Iliad

5. How to Teach The Iliad

If you are teaching Homer's 'The Iliad,' you have a wonderful opportunity to introduce students to a timeless classic. This lesson provides some ideas that will help you get organized and excited to share this text with your students.

The Iliad Lesson Plan

6. The Iliad Lesson Plan

Through this lesson plan, students gain a greater understanding of the original plot of 'The Iliad.' They then watch the most recent Hollywood adaptation and compare and contrast the two plots, working collaboratively to discuss possible causes for these differences.

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