Teacher Guide

Aristotle's Poetics Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to understand the role that the Poetics plays in the history of thought, particularly the history of theater.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to apply the artistic principles outlined by Aristotle to contemporary works of art.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to create works of art that engage with the poetic principles outlined by Aristotle.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to understand and discuss the principles that Aristotle outlines for tragedy and epic poetry.

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