Bringing the "Odyssey" into a modern classroom | Piatt County Journal-Republican

Bringing the "Odyssey" into a modern classroom

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:00am | Steve Hoffman

Bridging the 2,800-year gap between a classic piece of literature and current-day education has been a struggle for English teachers for decades.

But Monticello High School teacher Shannon Bicknell has found at least one method that helped bring the “Odyssey” to life for her freshman English students: digital storytelling.

The multimedia teaching technique helped her students identify with the themes of the epic Greek poem by projecting the trials of Odysseus onto struggles of their own.

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