If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to understand the role that the Poetics plays in the history of thought, particularly the history of theater.
Students will be able to apply the artistic principles outlined by Aristotle to contemporary works of art.
Students will be able to create works of art that engage with the poetic principles outlined by Aristotle.
Students will be able to understand and discuss the principles that Aristotle outlines for tragedy and epic poetry.