cd1120 Chris Kunec
McLean High School The Odyssey Website Project
http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/McLeanHS/
 
Objective:

"Summarize the cause and the outcome of the Trojan War as it is described in the myth"

What do we know already?

    -Odysseus is a war hero in this myth. The real hero was supposed to be Achilles because he killed Hector, the defender of Troy. Achilles had done some mistake by saying that he himself killed Hector which he was supposed to say that gods did, in the story of Iliad. The Greeks thought that he was going to lead them to victory but, Odysseus, led them to the victory by using the idea called the "Wooden- Horse trick".

What do we need to know?


    -The Trojan War was begun to avenge the insult suffered by Menelaus, king of Sparta when the woman named Helen ran away with Paris who was the young prince of Troy. The Greek kings united together under the leadership of Agamemnon, the brother of Menelaus and the king of Mycenae. They crossed the Aegean Sea with the thousand ships.
  They fought for 10 years to determine who would be the winner, and to take Helen from the prince of Troy, Paris. The Trojan War was ended by Odysseus's "Wooden Horse Trick". They pretended that they surrendered and left the horse made of woods and the people of Troy took it as the gift for them but, there were Odysseus and other soldier who would destroy the Troy when they were asleep. The whole city was devastated and the war was over.
    
Where will we search?

    -Log on to the following websites.

1>>> http://squirrelnet.com

2>>> Click goto.com from the top10 list.

3>>> type in the word "Trojan War" in the box.

4>>> You'll see a list of websites which has some      informations about the Trojan War.

5>>> choose any websites which has the source you want.

***Websites***

1) http://tlc.ai.org/trojanwa.htm

2) http://www.greatauk.com/wqtrojan.html

3) http://encarta.msn.com/find/Concise.asp?ti=01378000

4) http://www.temple.edu/classics/troyimages.html

5) http://www.comptons.com/encyclopedia/ARTICLES0175/01835008_A.html

6) http://www.windsor.k12.vt.us/myth/TrojanWar.html



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Objective:

"Present weather or not there really was a Trojan War"

What do we know already?

I know that the Trojan War is really a myth.  A myth is a story that may not be true it is a fanciful.  To me a myth would be something that is made up or some that is thought of.

What do we need to know?

According to all the sites that I saw a nd founfd I think that the Trojan War was real.  There is so much information about it and so many ancient writings and pictures expressing the Trojan War in it finest times.  So, the Trojan War is real. We can also pull out two theroies that the Trojan War might exist. First, it could be occured to take the control over the trading route between the Asia and the Europe. Second, the Troy is located near the border of the Greece and the Persia at that time so, there might be lots of wars between those two countries.


Where will we search?

- http://squirrlnet.com

- http://www.comptons.com/encyclopedia/ARTICLES/0175/01835008_A.html

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Objective:

"Describe three theories concerning Homer's identity"

What do we know already?

I knew that Homer was a blind guy. We know that he was a rhapsode who was singing the tale to the other people. He was also the writer of the stories, the Iliad and the Odyssey.

What do we need to know?

According to the book, we can find that no one really knows exactly who Homer was. We don't even know he himself really exists. All theories about Homer are different. Three theories about Homer are that he was...

1. a blind minstrel who came from the island of Chios.

2. a legend.(Too good to be true like Shakespear)

3. two Homers

Where will we search?

The book.

***Websites***
1) http://library.thinkquest.org/19300/data/homerhist.htm (the history of Homer-really good)

2) http://library.thinkquest.org/19300/data/homersgreece.htm (Homer's Greece)

3) http://www.focusmm.com.au/homer.htm


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Objective:

"Explain the origins of the Myth of Odysseus"

What do we already know?

I know that he was the hero of the Trojan War who had the idea of making the wooden horse to overtake the Troy. He was also the king of Ithaca, his homeland, where he lived his wife, Penelope, and his son, Telemachus, before the war began.

What do we need to know?

There is a story that he was a hero of the Athens with Hercules. He might actually fought in the Peloponnesian War with the Sparta. BUT, we are not completely sure about that.


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Where will we search?

http://www.culture.com/greek_rescorces/greek_encyclopedia/greek_entry.html/odyessius_e.html(If, this website address does not work you can visit that website by,

- Log on to http://www.squirrelnet.com

- then click "goto.com" from the top20 list

- type "Odysseus" in the blank space

- then you will find the website say "Greek Encyclopedia" click it!

http://www.messagenet.com/myths/bios/odysseus.html(the story about Odysseus)

http://www.dur.ac.uk/Classics/histos/1997/marincola.html(the extremely long explanations of Odysseus and the Historians.)
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Objective:

"Present a theory weather or not the Odysseus really existed."

What do we already know?

I already know that Odysseus might have existed but, it is not really likely.  How many times would you really think people could fly like the god Hermes or move mountains like the Titan.

What do we need to know?

Odysseus, in Greek myth, king of Ithaca; husband of PENELOPE. A Greek leader in the TROJAN WAR, HOMER depicted him as wise and cunning. In later legends he is wily, lying, and evil. His wanderings have figured prominently in world literature, notably in the Odyssey.  In all my research I only found a few facts about him.  The facts that I found suggested that he was a character made by Homer the blind story teller.

Where will we search?

Sites that the "hints" were at about the third one down.
Useful links
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