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Activity Overview


The Odyssey by Homer is an epic poem that has influenced many literary works throughout the ages. It is a complex story that can be difficult for students to summarize. This infographic poster project offers students the opportunity to boil down the most important parts of the Odyssey and display them in clear and compelling way. Students can use the infographic template provided. Alternatively, teachers can add multiple templates for students to choose from. Check out our Infographic Gallery for more inspiration and possible templates to add!

Students can include a short summary of the story as well as the main and supporting characters, themes and motifs. They can also include an important quote of their choice as shown in the example. Teachers can add more or less information to include as all of our activities are completely customizable!


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create an infographic to highlight the most important parts of Homer's The Odyssey.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Choose a template or start from scratch.
  3. Include a short summary of the story, the main and supporting characters, themes and a quote.
  4. Include infographics, symbols, characters and other art assets to make your infographic eye-catching and clear.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/9-10/3] Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/9-10/2] Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/9-10/6] Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically

Rubric

(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)


Infographic Poster Rubric
Create an infographic poster that highlights the important facts about a topic using engaging imagery and text.
Proficient Emerging Needs Improvement
Description
There are at least five accurate and important facts about the topic.
There are less than five accurate and important facts about the topic or there is information that is not relevant.
The infographic does not contain important information about the topic.
Artistic Depictions
The design and art chosen to depict the topic are relevant and enhance the viewers understanding of the facts. Time and care was taken to ensure that the design is neat, eye-catching, and creative.
The design and art chosen to depict the topic are mostly relevant but there may be some liberties taken that distract from the topic. Scene constructions are neat, and meet basic expectations.
The art and design chosen to depict the topic are too limited or incomplete.
English Conventions
Ideas are organized. There are few or no grammatical, mechanical, or spelling errors.
Ideas are mostly organized. There are some grammatical, mechanical, or spelling errors.
Storyboard text is difficult to understand.





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