The Myth of Sisyphus

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Having an eagle eat your liver sounds like a form of cruel and unusual punishment. As explained in an interesting video lesson, it's nothing compared to the punishments doled out in "The Myth of Sisyphus." A summary introduces the character of Sisyphus, and then learners complete three levels of activities related to its content, including answering a set of discussion questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Hold a discussion about whether Sisyphus should get away with his actions
  • Write a script retelling the tale in modern times
Classroom Considerations
  • Features discussions created by users, some of whom may not be teachers
  • Requires an account to save answers
Pros
  • Suggests additional reading based on a similar theme
  • Provides multiple-choice questions to help check for understanding
Cons