2nd Grade History Activity: Odysseus and the Bag of Winds

The epic Greek poem, ‘The Odyssey,’ tells the tale of one man’s journey to return to his home and family. The activity below features a excerpt from this story and tells of Odysseus’ trials with Poseidon and the Bag of Winds. This story can be a great way to introduce kids to Greek myths. Click the image below to begin.

Odysseus and the bag of winds

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More second grade history activities

This activity can be found in K12’s second grade history course.

Second graders continue their investigation (spanning grades 1–4) into history from the Stone Age to the Space Age. Through lively stories and activities, second graders will:

  • Explore ancient Rome and meet Julius Caesar
  • Learn about the beginnings of Christianity during the Roman Empire
  • Hear stories of the raiding and trading Vikings
  • Appreciate the achievements of early Islamic civilization
  • During the early Middle Ages in Europe, meet knights in armor, and hear stories of St. George, Robin Hood, and Joan of Arc
  • Visit the medieval African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai
  • Travel the Silk Road across China, and meet the powerful emperor, Kublai Khan
  • Learn about the fighting samurai and the growth of Buddhism and Shintoism in feudal Japan

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