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Before introducing your class to a play, discuss what a drama is, its structure, and some key elements. There are two main types of plays, tragedies and comedies. While the presentation focuses on identifying each type, consider offering some actual examples (Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, etc.
7th - 9th Language Arts 70 Views 152 Downloads
Greek To Us - Comedy, Tragedy, and Satire
The history of Greek drama is the focus of this multiple-choice quiz. Ten questions ask about historical figures and the roots of tragedy and comedy in Greek religious festivals. While studying Greek drama, use this quiz to test your learners.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 72 Downloads
Prometheus Bound: Rebel with a Cause
If you are teaching Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound, you can't afford to miss this source. An extensive list of ideas outlines numerous discussion topics, writing prompts, comprehension questions, oral presentations, and projects. Have class members research some element of Greek tragedy and then give a panel presentation about this element, write about the similarities between Jesus and Prometheus, or just answer close reading questions on a provided handout.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 106 Downloads
Literature and Humor
From Canterbury Tales to The Odd Couple, this presentation details the different treatments of humor in different literary formats. Numerous authors and works of literature are represented here as examples of satire, irony, comedy, and tragedy.
Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting. Discussion questions following the clip drive scholars to deeper thinking about oral histories and justice, and they view a website dedicated to keeping memories of victims alive (linked).
7th - Higher Ed Language Arts 22 Views 99 Downloads CCSS: Designed
World Literature and Composition: Drama
Delve into the world of Greek literature and differentiate it from other literary genres. Greek theater is examined through comparative analysis, structure, and origin. Learners read, work through comprehension exercises, and complete a project in which they research and write a Greek tragedy starring their favorite mythological character.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 68 Downloads
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet quiz
Review The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet with this quick quiz. Operating as an overview of the play, use this quiz to prepare readers for a test perhaps. The questions cover various elements from character foils to the plot sequence.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 34 Downloads
Introduce dramatic themes or content by introducing the basics of Greek theater. This presentation describes common terms, definitions, and plot devices as they relate to traditional Greek tragedy. It can easily relate to themes found in literature or drama.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 55 Downloads
Titus Andronicus Part 2: Fun Trivia Quiz
Quiz your class on Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus! This resource includes twenty questions about Shakespeare's tragedy. The questions are mainly surface level and cover plot, character, and quote identification. While this quiz is not high in academic value, it could act as an effective check for understanding for which class members can receive instant online feedback.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Drama Terms Notes
Comedy, tragedy, act, scene, prop. do you want to review important drama terms? Actors record the term next to its definition on a worksheet that could be used individually or as a group activity. A link to a corresponding PowerPoint presentation is provided.
Pre-K - 12th Language Arts 27 Views 93 Downloads
Hamlet Meets Chushingura: Traditions of the Revenge Tragedy
Students read texts, view film and video and conduct research in an analysis and comparison of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and the Kabuki piece "Chushingura". They focus their analysis on the theme of revenge.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 15 Downloads
Case Study - Tragedy of the Commons
Learners role play being a fisherman and fulfill the goals they are given from a description sheet. Other students observe the fisherman and record their behavior and actions. The class then discusses how this activity was an example of Tragedy of Commons and brainstorm regulations that could have helped this situation.
4th - 12th Science 4 Views 24 Downloads
Go Fish! Exploring The Tragedy of the Commons
Students discover what happens when people take advantage of shared resources. In this ecology lesson plan, students explore "The Tragedy of the Commons" by playing a role playing simulation game in small groups. Students soon discover the outcome of overusing common natural resources.
3rd - 4th Science 5 Views 23 Downloads
Love or Lust? Romeo and Juliet Part II
"Do you believe that fate is inescapable, or that people forge their own lives?" This is the essential question at the heart of Romeo and Juliet, according to the narrator of a series on Shakespeare's tragedy. Short but dense, the video presents viewers with the complexity of the play and urges them to ponder, posit, and support their own interpretation with evidence from the text.
10 mins 9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Write Response
Students explore what impact the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 had on nine different American novelists. They write and share their own thoughts and feelings, then consider the role writing plays in their own lives, particularly in times of tragedy.
6th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 16 Downloads
Themes In Macbeth
Twelfth graders identify recurring themes in Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth. They research examples of the themes using the Internet. They role play a scene which demonstrates their theme. They write a paper explaining how Shakespeare developed the themes.
12th Language Arts 6 Views 28 Downloads
The Language of Shakespeare
Words, words, words! Any reader of Shakespeare needs to know these words. Tragedy, tragic flaw, sonnet, quatrain, couplet, and meter are all defined in a short, text-heavy presentation. Alas, poor (teacher), few examples are given.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Watershed: Teaching About Gun Control After Newtown - NYTimes.com
This is a fairly neutral resource to facilitate exploration of the controversial topic of gun control. After a brief introduction by the teacher, the class reads an article on the issue and answers the guiding questions. When they finish, there is a series of questions to help individuals predict what kind of law Congress might pass.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Designed