Day 2

The Bacchae Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

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    Extra! Extra!

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    Students will work in groups to create a newspaper page chronicling the events happening in Thebes so far.

    Common Core Standards:



    Break students into groups of 3-5. Groups should work together to "report" on the events that have recently happened in Thebes--the sudden onset of insanity in the women of the city, the invasion of the Asian Bacchae, and Pentheus's capture of the stranger, among other strange happenings. Each student in the group should choose an event and write a 250-word piece on the event; however, the group's project as a whole...

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