Ch 4: Ancient Greek Drama Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

If you need to plan a unit on ancient Greek drama, use these helpful lesson plan outlines to quickly design your lessons. You can also use the chapter's video lessons, multiple-choice quizzes and class activities to supplement your instruction and engage your students.

Ancient Greek Drama Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Teachers can check out these convenient instructional resources to plan lessons on ancient Greek drama. The chapter comes with lesson plan outlines that cover the characteristics of Greek tragedies, biographies of Greek playwrights and summaries of important Greek tragedies, including Antigone and Medea.

After planning your lessons, you can incorporate the chapter's supplemental material into your curriculum. The chapter comes with assignable quizzes, fun pre-reading activities and engaging lessons that you can share with your students. For your convenience, we've made these materials available 24/7 and accessible on any computer or mobile device.

How It Helps

  • Helps plan lessons: Plan your ancient Greek drama lessons at your convenience.
  • Curriculum standards: Makes sure that you cover the most important elements of Greek drama in your lessons.
  • Engages students: The accompanying lesson supplements are designed to reinforce your students' understanding of Greek drama topics.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning ancient Greek drama lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific ancient Greek dramas you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your drama class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related ancient Greek drama lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important ancient Greek drama concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant ancient Greek drama-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

11 Lessons in Chapter 4: Ancient Greek Drama Lesson Plans
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Sophocles Lesson Plan

1. Sophocles Lesson Plan

Who was Sophocles and what lasting mark did he leave on modern culture? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to outline pivotal facts about Sophocles' life and work while an activity connects students with his work.

Sophocles: Biography & Plays

2. Sophocles: Biography & Plays

Learn about the playwright Sophocles, one of the three great innovators of Greek tragedies. Explore his success as a playwright and general, and delve into one of his most famous plays.

Antigone Lesson Plan

3. Antigone Lesson Plan

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.

Antigone by Sophocles: Summary, Characters & Analysis

4. Antigone by Sophocles: Summary, Characters & Analysis

Learn about Sophocles' 'Antigone' and how it explored the topics of civil disobedience, fidelity, and citizenship. When you are finished, take the quiz and see what you learned.

Antigone Pre-Reading Activities

5. Antigone Pre-Reading Activities

If you are getting ready to read Sophocles' 'Antigone' with your students, you probably want to make sure they are set up to have strong comprehension. The pre-reading activities in this lesson will help you get your students ready.

Medea Lesson Plan

6. Medea Lesson Plan

Do you want to have fun teaching Euripedes' 'Medea?' With this lesson plan, begin with an in-class writing activity, use a text lesson to support peer critiques, and give your students a chance to share their creativity with an inspired Greek tragedy.

Euripides' Medea: Play Summary

7. Euripides' Medea: Play Summary

'Medea' is a play based on Greek mythology, but it looks at the original story of heroic Jason from a different viewpoint: that of a powerful, vengeful woman in a male-dominated society. Find out more about this play by reading this lesson.

Greek Tragedy: Definition, Characteristics & Plays

8. Greek Tragedy: Definition, Characteristics & Plays

Learn about Greek tragedy, an art form that reached its peak during the Greek Golden Age of the fifth century and influences literature up to the present day. Following this analysis, you can then test your knowledge with a quiz!

Greek Theatre Lesson Plan

9. Greek Theatre Lesson Plan

How does what we watch influence how we feel and behave? In this lesson, students will participate in recreating Greek theatre and explore how current media's influence on society compares to ancient Greek theatre's influence on that society.

Medea by Euripides Discussion Questions

10. Medea by Euripides Discussion Questions

''Medea'' is an ancient Greek play by Euripides, and today is a very popular classic tragedy. However, these themes can be a lot for some students to handle. These discussion questions can help students work through this play.

Oedipus Rex Unit Plan

11. Oedipus Rex Unit Plan

'Oedipus Rex' is the first of Sophocles three tragic plays about Oedipus. In this play, Oedipus mistakenly marries his mother after killing his father. This resource provides a framework for this play.

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