An Unforgettable Introduction to The Odyssey – Escape Room and Digital Breakout

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File Size: 8 MB



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 Introduction to The Odyssey 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. 🙂


What teachers like you are saying about the Introduction to The Odyssey Escape Room:

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"My students loved this activity! It was a great intro to the Odyssey and was a way to get all of my high schoolers to work together to come up with the answers! Highly recommend!"
Brittany S.
Brittany S.
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"This was the most engaging pre-reading activity ever! My librarian has breakout boxes, so she and I adapted this so that the puzzles would fit with her boxes. The activity promotes critical thinking and problem solving in such a fun way! Highly recommend this product to anyone reading The Odyssey with their classes."
Michaela Y.
Michaela Y.
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"This was challenging, and my students loved it! I ended up using the full digital version. I didn't have the physical space to actually set up the room. They still learned exactly what they needed to before we started reading the text."


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