"A man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far enjoys even his sufferings after a time." —Homer, The Odyssey
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PJ Hoover



*** The complete curriculum for Homer's Excellent Adventure can be found and downloaded here. ***




Introduction / Purpose of the Program
Odysseus' men and Homer visit the Island of the Lotus Eaters where they forget everything and almost end up staying there.

Help The Flower Children of the island get new visitors. Create an advertisement for the Island of the Lotus Eaters encouraging people to come visit (and stay).

Common Core
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.1
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.9
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6-8.3

TEKS
ELAR 110.26: 5, 8

Detailed Description of the Program
Discuss the different types of propaganda and their use.

In groups, have students choose one type of propaganda and create an advertisement encouraging people to visit the Island of the Lotus Eaters. Encourage students to think about other things that might make people want to stay someplace, not just eating the lotus flowers.

Students should use a storyboard as their rough draft.

If using technology, students could design a background to be used with a green screen or create augmented reality to view their creation.

List of Supplies
Paper
pencils/pens
Markers
computer/tablets
Video recording device
Props
Optional:
Green screen
Virtual reality

Resources

Reading Lesson- What is Propaganda?
Automatic Download of Propaganda Techniques Powerpoint
Propaganda Powerpoint
50 States Tourism Commercials
Storyboard Templates
Google Docs Storyboard Template
Video Production Documents
Elements of a Commercial
Metaverse - FREE Augmented Reality Platform

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