This Introduction to The Odyssey is an Escape Room or Digital Breakout activity your students will love! In this narrative escape room, students play as Telemachus, who wants to access his father’s legendary bow while he’s at sea.
Eumaeus sets out a series of puzzles for him that acquaint students with Ithaca, the Greek gods and goddesses, and the Greek concept of Xenia.
This Introduction to the Odyssey resource…
⭐ Includes additional support for your ELL students and younger readers.
⭐ Has been designed to take 60-90 minutes
⭐ Covers Greek mythology, the characters in The Odyssey, and life and customs on Ithaca
⭐ Serves as the perfect introduction to The Odyssey unit.
This activity can be used in multiple ways:
⭐ Digital activity using an interactive site
⭐ Paper escape room
⭐ Blended game with digital and print activities
⭐ Optional ELL support
⭐ Optional research extensions
Note: This is the most challenging escape room I offer. The puzzles require more critical thinking and the game has one or two tricky spots! These are described in-depth in the Teacher’s Guide, so make sure you read that before unleashing your students on the game. 🙂
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