Day 4

Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Oedipus on Trial: Part II

    Kind of Activity:

    Role Play


    Explore the question of whether Oedipus is responsible for his own downfall on account of his excessive pride.

    Common Core Standards:



    On Day 3, the class broke into teams to prepare for a mock trial of Oedipus for the crime of hubris. In Part II, each team will argue their case and the judge (the instructor) will rule on Oedipus’ guilt or innocence—determining whether he is responsible for the fate that befalls him, based on the arguments made by the Defense and Prosecution. Following the mock trial, lead a discussion on the experience of working in groups to prepare oral...

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