The Odyssey Creative Project
Below are ideas for projects on The Odyssey. You may come up with your own idea based on your own strengths; however, you will have to identify a criteria for creation and evaluation.
You will hand this project in on Canvas as a URL, PDF or Word document, or Media File.
Remember that you will be graded on (in order of importance):
(a) the amount of knowledge your project presents and its integrity to the original epic. For all projects, you will need to illustrate your knowledge of the epic itself, Greek Mythology, Homer, the Epic form, and The Hero’s Journey for full points.
(b) the amount of creativity it presents, and – more importantly – its final appearance.
(c) the quality of writing it presents, both in terms of writing mechanics and writing conventions.
Mount Olympus Newspaper
Create a newspaper that the Gods might have read. You will need to include popular sections just like a real newspaper: sports, world news, local news, entertainment, comics, advice column, etc. Make sure that the contents of your newspaper reflect all your knowledge of Greek Mythology and The Odyssey.
Imagine if Odysseus had kept a blog. In these posts, Odysseus vividly describes life in war, life on the boat, and life during his many adventures. Write a blog of AT LEAST 6 entries, using the proper format. Each post should be at least one page in length.
Create a Board Game
Create a board game based on The Odyssey. You are the judge for this assignment; you make the rules. Your game must include a title, a board, game pieces, illustrations, and an instruction booklet to go with it. The game should be playable and relate to the story in more ways than just place-names and characters.
Create a cruise travel brochure based on Odysseus’ travels. This brochure should be colorful, creative, and written to entice travelers to spend their money on your cruise. Use lots of descriptive language that will encourage would-be cruisers to take your cruise!
Social Media Profile
Create a Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or subReddit for one of the characters in The Odyssey. Be sure to include significant relationships, posts, statuses, comments, etc. from other “friends’ and “followers.” There are plenty of blank templates available for free Online.
As a beginning process, the type of leadership I would bring as the owner of the Cookeville Eagles is autocratic. The autocratic leader has the final say, instructs the employees of their duties, and keeps employees under close supervision (Lussier & Kimball, 2014, p. 376). Another type of leadership is democratic which involves encouraging employees to make their own decisions, working together with employees, while not providing close supervision (Lussier & Kimball, 2014, p. 376). Laissez-faire is a type of leadership that does not involve much input to employees while the employees make their own decisions without the leader following up (Lussier & Kimball, 2014, p. 376). Participative style is the fourth common type of leadership. Under this leadership, there is less direction provided to employees because they are highly capable of completing tasks while given encouragement from the participative leader (Lussier & Kimball, 2014, p. 389). Although decisions are often made between the leader and the employee, the participative leader rarely supervises (Lussier & Kimball, 2014, p. 389). The beginning leadership style of owning the Cookeville Eagles for me is autocratic so I can visually see how tasks are performed to get an idea of work ethic of the administration. It would be difficult to start a leading role not using your own decisions. Therefore, I would trust my instincts and decision-making skills initially. Over time and after things settle down, I would change the leadership role to a participative style so the employees have a positive encouragement to complete tasks and make decisions on their own. As the owner, what type of leadership style would you demonstrate/incorporate, with the stakeholders, upon embarking this new endeavor? Discuss why you selected this type of leadership style. I believe the democratic leadership style is the most beneficial when collaborating with the stakeholders. Encouraging surrounding ideas about decisions allows diversity within the organization which allows the democratic leader to make decisions while having several options. Instead of telling employees what to do, as a democratic leader, I would work closely with the stakeholders and keep an open mind about opportunities. For example, if the Cookeville Eagles decided to merge with Nissan Stadium and host half of the home games at both Tucker Stadium and Nissan Stadium, the opinions of the stakeholders previously mentioned would be strongly considered before making final decisions. Explain in detail what the SWOT analysis is and how it will affect both the Tennessee Titians and the Cookeville Eagles. BE SPECIFIC and VERY DETAILED with the SWOT analysis for this question. (Do not skip the four steps involved in the SWOT)>GET ANSWER