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Cultural Conversations: Going on an Odyssey in KS3 (Download)

pages (print) 48 pages (pdf)


Plunge KS3 students into the world of The Odyssey – and explore how this text has been (and is still being) transformed and re-made. An ideal way both to introduce a culturally significant text and to explore critically how and why it has been so influential – why it has provoked so many creative conversations!

With texts by Simon Amitage, Emily Wilson, Derek Walcott, Tennyson, Margaret Atwood, Madeleine Miller and Akala, as well as references to stories from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and Gilgamesh, this is a unit which tackles a heavyweight topic with a light-touch – and offers plenty of opportunities for creative as well as critical engagement.

Includes full-colour illustrations by Linda Combi.

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