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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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


(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
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.

How To Organize Information on Infographics


Set Your Message Clear

Decide what key point or takeaway you want to make with your infographic. This will act as the overarching organizing concept for the information.


Choose Important Points

Focus on the information or points that best support your argument. Focus on the important information rather than adding too many details to the infographic.


Organise Information Flow

Establish a coherent informational flow. Use a top-to-bottom or left-to-right organization strategy for your content to reflect the language of your audience.


Use of Symbols and icons

Use icons and symbols to help your audience understand complicated ideas more quickly. Icons and symbols can graphically represent concepts. Keep them in mind as you use the infographic.


Group Similar Details

Assemble information that is related. Create distinct section boundaries by using visual signals like boxes, lines, or whitespace.


Conduct a Readability Test

Before publishing your infographic, show it to others to ensure the material is organized and simple to comprehend.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Odyssey Infographic

What is an Infographic and how can it be used to convey the message of “The Odyssey”?

A visual representation of information called an infographic uses text, graphics, charts, and graphs to portray complicated facts, concepts, or ideas in a clear and interesting way. It seeks to make the material more understandable and simpler to remember. This activity can be used to convert complex ideas from The Odyssey into simple ones for students.

What comprises an infographic's essential components?

The main elements in an infographic are: Title and Heading: The title sums up the key idea, while the headers direct readers to the various sections, Visuals: Pictures, drawings, icons, and graphs give information a visual context and make it easier to understand, Charts and graphs: These graphical data representations can make patterns and comparisons easier to understand, Labels and Captions: Labels on graphs and charts describe the data points, while captions give context to the visuals, Icons: Icons assist convey ideas quickly by symbolizing thoughts or objects, Data: The infographic's thesis is supported with precise and attractive data.

How can I keep my design cohesive in the infographic?

The secret to a professional infographic is consistency. Consistently use the same fonts, colors, and design components. This gives everything a cohesive, polished design that improves readability and brand identity.

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