The If Odyssey draws out the philosophy that lies behind each story in Homer'sepic tale to introduce children not only to the exciting fables of Odysseus,but also to that other great Ancient Greek tradition, philosophy. Explore withOdysseus the value of happiness, non-existent entities, moral dilemmas, thephilosophy of prophecy, and the nature of love among many other philosophicalissues. From the author of The If Machine, this book offers stories andsession plans suitable for use across the curriculum with children aged 8-16.Online you'll find maps of Odysseus' journey, The Words of Tiresias thatprovides clues for the children as to Odysseus' progress and an Ancient Greek languageworkshop with accompanying worksheets. You can use the 'Storykit' section, whichprovides hints and tips on storytelling skills, to bring the tales of TheOdyssey to life and stimulate independent, critical thinking with yourclass.
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