For this project, we first had to find an idea for the topic.  We decided on The Odyssey because we had learned about it last year in English.  Our teacher asked us to construct a website about The Odyssey that could teach her incoming classes the epic in a more "user friendly manner."
       Each person was assigned different segments of the journey for which we made a web page.  We were able to  make this project cross-curricular by creating activities and extensions for most pages.  We can now teach about several related topics of The Odyssey and how they can pertain to our everyday lives.
    All the graphics we used were free for public use off the internet.  Team members also generated images by scanning or from free graphic CDs and Sierra Print Artist Gold program.  We did extensive research online to locate information.
    Our members learned many new and interesting skills by doing this project.  Some of these included using Microsoft Front Page, Microsoft Word, networking features of school network, scanning, altering images, placing audio into webs, and Virtual PC on Macintosh.  We also learned how to use online sources for generating interactive activities such as quizzes, java applets, and puzzles.  We used the software program in Inspiration to organize and map out our website, and learned principles of layout and design.
     As a note, we did this project as an extra activity, entirely outside of class.  


Apollo 13

Bernard, Evslin. Gods, Demigods, & Demons; And Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology
New York: Scholastic, 1975.

Carroll, Aileen M.  Mythology Masters.  Portland, Maine:  J. Weston Walch, Publisher,

Daniel, Kathleen, Sime, Richard, et. al. "The Odyssey." Elements of Literature
    Austin: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. 2000.


Dynamic DHTML.

Flaming Text.

Greek Folk Instruments. .  

Greek Mythology Today.  

Harry The Cat

“Messina, Strait of,” Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia 2000  1997-2000 Microsoft Corporation.  

Midgley, Ruth.  The Visual Dictionary of the Human Body.  London:  Dorling Kindersley Limited, 1991.

Mythical Clipart

“Odysseus.”  Mythweb.  1997.  Online.  MSN.  25. Feb. 2001.

Print Artist Gold.  CD-ROM.  1998 ed.  Bellevue:  Sierra On-line, 1998.

Russell, Willaiam F.  Classic Myths to Read Aloud.  New York:  Crown Publishers,

“Scylla and Charybdis,Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia 2000.  1997-2000 Microsoft Corporation.  

The Voyage of Odysseus. Map. The Perfection Company, 1971.

“XXIX.c. Scylla and Charybdis.”  Online.  MSN.  21. Feb. 2001.

This project was developed by Sophomore students at Sandpoint High School for the 2001 University of Idaho EdTechQuest.  Contact us if you have any questions or comments.