Tragedy Teacher Resources
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The Land and the Water
Third graders read "The Land and the Water," a fictional short story and an article about John F. Kennedy, Jr. and compare and contrast fictional tragedy to a non-fiction tragedy. They fill out a Venn diagram and write an essay using their diagrams for notes.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 7 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
Three-Day Othello Unit
Introduce your class to William Shakespeare and his tragedy of Othello. While this lesson plan does not provide details, it does give you an outline of how to introduce Shakespeare and one of his well-known plays. Topics to discuss include the Moors in Europe, Spanish history, and Othello and Shakespeare.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 27 Downloads
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 23 Views 89 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
The Learning Network section of the New York Times produces high-quality teaching materials. This issue gets middle or high schoolers reading an article about how people use art to express their response to high-stress events. They work in groups to craft and practice skits illustrating a tragedy and explain how it could also be formatted as a short video.
6th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 63 Downloads
They Called Him Sequoyah
Learners become familiar with George Gist and his life as a Cherokee. In this Cherokee lesson, students research the ways people have communicated in the past and presently. Learners recognize that better communication could have helped the Cherokee avoid tragedy.
6th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 13 Downloads
Working with Shakespeare, the Poet and Dramatist
Students study the work of William Shakespeare. They survey the elements of comedy and tragedy and read plays and poems. They discuss the texts they read and recite poetry. They dramatize poems with movement and sounds and write poetry in verse forms.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 33 Downloads
The Art of Imitation: Writing an Aristotelian Tragedy
Students, after exploring the history of tragedies and analyzing Aristotelian elements in Greek/Roman tragedies, create their own tragedy set in modern context. They formulate their creations from an Aristotle platform. In addition, they share their stories with the class.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Frontier Wars of the 1790s
Students explore the frontier wars of the 1790s. After researching one battle, teams of students prepare a presentation for the class. Students compare and contrast the Columbian Tragedy with "broadsides" that were printed to announce events.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 32 Downloads
Inquiring About the Titanic
Students observe pictures of the Titanic sailing and at the bottom of the ocean. They hypothesize the cause of the Titanic tragedy and engage in deeper questioning while one student writes responses on the board. They then work in groups to gather evidence to support or refute their hypotheses.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 42 Downloads
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra Theme of Duty
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 2 short answer and essay questions based on themes in Antony and Cleopatra. Students may also complete their choice of 2 reading activities suggested.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Externalities, Property Rights and Pollution
Students identify the various externalities for any type of production. Using that information, they examine situations in which they are positive and negative. They discuss government efforts to protect the environment and humans. In groups, they discuss different scenarios requiring them to compare the tragedy of the commons to property rights that are clearly defined.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Tolerance and Non-Violence in Civil Society
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this Oklahoma City bombing activity, students submit public responses to the event in order to consider how the tragedy prompted a positive reaction. Extension activities are included.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Twelfth Night Act 2 Scene 1
High schoolers perform a close reading analysis of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Act 2, Scene 1. Students examine the characters of Sebastian and Antonio and discuss themes, particularly those of the potential for tragedy within a comedy and levels of love.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Advertisers Tread Lightly; Quietly Encouraging Consumers To Spend Again
Students analyze how one national company responded to the tragedy incorporating special message into its advertising. They are to attain knowledge of advertising as it relates to current events.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads