Teacher Guide

Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King 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 read and analyze a complex work of literature in its historical and cultural context, including interpreting symbols and metaphors, and identifying central themes.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to use a piece of literature as inspiration for creative interpretations (writing, drawing, role-playing exercises, performances, etc.) that demonstrate their understanding of the text.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to compare two texts, identifying and understanding: one text’s influence on another; structural similarities and differences; and...

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