Students in New Orleans study epic form by writing Katrina odysseys

10/27/2009 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Teachers at a New Orleans high school are helping freshman students prepare for state-test questions about the epic form of literature by having them write and perform their own "Louisiana Epics," featuring heroes that return to the city after Hurricane Katrina. "We wanted to do something more creative where they could have a little more fun," said one of the teachers who created the assignment. The educators also incorporated mapping skills in the assignment to help students learn geography.

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