Making the Movie Antigone
Pupils create a movie prospectus for Antigone being faithful to the major themes and conflict. They include the plot, setting, characters, and conflict while making them relevant to contemporary audiences.
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Sophocles' Oedipus the King
Introduce your class to the Greek tragedy with a study of Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. Learners examine the features of a Greek tragedy, Sophocles’ achievements and contributions, and the universal themes that make the drama an enduring...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn Introductory Lessons
“What is the role or function of controversial art? And, should children, our children, be required—forced—to study certain works they may find painful or humiliating or offensive?” Robert Zalisk’s question, found in his article, “Uproar...
9th - 11th English Language Arts
Star Wars: Modernity and the Timelessness of Myth
Students explore myths through the study of multiple texts. Students use James Joyce's "Ulysses," the film "Star Wars," various Greek and Biblical myths to inform a guided discussion of myths and the common themes in these texts. ...
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Existentialism: Fight Club & The Stranger
Tenth graders explore the genre of Existential literature. In this literature lesson, 10th graders view portions of Fight Club and then read excerpts of works by Kierkegaard, Kafka, Nietzche, and others existential thinkers. Students...
10th English Language Arts