Day 1

Antigone Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read lines 1-331 (ending at the end of Creon's first scene with the Sentry).

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1


  2. 2


Note that it is perfectly fine to expand any day’s work into two days depending on the characteristics of the class, particularly if the class will engage in all of the suggested classroom exercises and activities and discuss all of the thought questions.

Content Summary for Teachers

Lines 1-331

As the play opens, Antigone tells her sister Ismene that Creon, the king, has forbidden the citizens of Thebes to bury Antigone and Ismene's brother, Polyneices, because he died an enemy of the state. Antigone is...

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