We’re going to start Literacy this term learning about Greek myths. Although they lived in a very advanced society, the Ancient Greeks had limited scientific understanding. To explain the origins of the world and life around them, they told stories called myths. These myths also told the lives and adventures of famous Greek people and the Greek Gods and Goddesses. Today, we're going to start to learn the myth of Odysseus. It comes from a famous poem called The Odyssey which was written sometime around 800BC and it starts at the end of a very long war called the Trojan War.
Below, you'll find a PDF called Odysseus with the start of the myth. Myths were traditionally passed through spoken word so you can find a video of me telling you the myth here too https://www.loom.com/share/9ab3808197464fe88dca6d3ae8235f09
Today, we'll be learning the start of the myth so we can retell it and we'll create a story map to help us. There's a PDF below called Story Map where you can see the start of my story map and to remind you what you need to use for a story map. For each paragraph, draw a picture or a couple of brief pictures which summarise what has happened and add key words or phrases to help you remember the most important parts.
Once you're done, practise using your story map to retell the start of the myth of Odysseus.