Antigone Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

The literary work 'Antigone' brings up many topics, such as orderliness and citizenship. Use this lesson plan to help your students navigate the text, summarize the plot, identify theme and analyze characters.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify theme in Antigone
  • analyze characters in Antigone
  • summarize plot in Antigone

Length:

1 hour

Materials

Key Vocabulary/Characters

  • Eteocles
  • Polyneices
  • Creon
  • Antigone
  • Haemon
  • Tiresias
  • Peloponnesian War

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.2

Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.3

Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.5

Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.7

Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.)

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