Sophocles' Oedipus the King

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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 classic. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Extract from the packet those activities and resources that are appropriate for your classroom and plug them into a unit of your own design
Classroom Considerations

  • Even though the unit plan is incomplete, the materials provided are of high quality and worth the download
  • Included in the packet are sample lessons, discussion questions, assessments, vocabulary activities, and writing prompts with rubrics
  • Although not all the lessons in the unit are included, the suggested ones are carefully scaffolded and the activities expand student understanding
  • The unit exam follows the AP format
Pros

  • Post-reading questions ask readers to make inferences, and provide evidence from the text to support their assertions
  • Included in the packet are sample lessons, assessments, vocabulary activities, and writing prompts with rubrics.
Cons

  • Only five lesson plan samples are included in the unit packet