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World History Bellwork. Head a piece of notebook paper : Name Date Class Period Objective : 4.1.3 - Describe the works of Homer and their influence on Greek culture. Objectives for Learning. 4.1.3 - Describe the works of Homer and their influence on Greek culture .

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world history bellwork
World History Bellwork
  • Head a piece of notebook paper:

Name

Date

Class Period

Objective: 4.1.3 - Describe the works of Homer and their influence on Greek culture.

objectives for learning
Objectives for Learning
  • 4.1.3 - Describe the works of Homer and their influence on Greek culture.
  • Questions to answer:
    • Who was he?
    • What did he “write”
    • Why were these poems important and what can they tell us?
who was homer and did he even exist the homeric question
Who was Homer and did he even exist?The Homeric Question
  • Believed to have lived sometime between 750 and 650 bc
  • Our text states he was a wandering poet who told tales of the Trojan War.
  • Many scholars believe he was not a single individual at all - This is called the “Homeric Question”
what did he write about and is it true
What did he write about and is it “true”?
  • The epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey are attributed to him and provide us with the only “historical” evidence of the Trojan War.
  • Task: skim page 116 and find out when the Trojan War was fought and when Homer was thought to have lived – how many years passed between the war and Homer’s life?
  • How accurate do you think the poems might be? (Answer this on your own paper)
today s task
Today’s Task
  • Objective: 4.1.3 - Describe the works of Homer and their influence on Greek culture.
  • Procedure:
    • We will watch 2 very brief student created summaries of both the Iliad and the Odyssey.
    • Watch each video and afterwards write a 3 – 5 sentence summary of the plot of each story.
    • Answer the question: What might the stories of The Iliad and The Odyssey tell us about the ancient Greeks and their lives?