In conjunction with their study of ancient civilizations, the 6th graders will be studying the great Greek hero Odysseus. The students will be reading a version of the Iliad, or the Roman version of The Odyssey, Ulysses. Homework for the next few weeks will be assigned out of this unit. The 5th graders will be reading and responding to the story Tuck Everlasting. Their homework during this unit will also differ from the usual independent book assignments and will likely be from this book.