Day 3

The Bacchae Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Classical Art

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work


    Students will research and analyze ancient visual depictions of the Bacchae myth and make connections between art and Euripides' play.

    Common Core Standards:



    Students should be familiar with the fact that ancient Greek art (especially pottery) often depicted scenes from mythology. Show students a few examples of pots painted with scenes from well-known or easily recognizable myths (Hercules, the Trojan War, etc.). Discuss what techniques the ancient artists used to create emotion, indicate action, and tell a story through this medium.


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