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An integrated, interdisciplinary study of The Odyssey as a reflection of life's journeys from birth to death. Odysseus wandered far from home for ten years after the Trojan War he had angered the gods. Trying to return to his home, Odysseus encountered and overcame challenges presented by the physical world, other cultures, and the supernatural world. This unit will examine the literal and metaphorical aspects of journeys taken by individuals and societal groups. On many levels, students will examine the skills needed to plan their journeys, deal with the cultural differences found in their travels, and overcome obstacles and tests of endurance during the journey.