Knowledge Building for The Odyssey:  Questions

(based on postcards)

Form small groups and use your postcards for this assignment.
1.  What do we know about how the Trojan War ended?  Who was largely responsible for how it ended?
2.  What do we know about what's happening back in Greece around the time the war ends?  Which characters should we be concerned about and where specifically in Greece are they?
3.  What do we know about what happens when Odysseus leave Troy for home?
4.  What do we know about Telemachus?
5.  Based soley on the postcards, how are each of the following characters portrayed?  Use adjectives to describe the characters' portrayals.
  • Odysseus
  • Penelope
  • Poseidon