Day 4

The Bacchae Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Women's Side

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing

    Objective:

    Students will read a contemporary poem about the women of The Bacchae and write their own poems from the women's perspective.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3

    Structure:

    Pass out copies of the poem "The Maenads" by Ursula Le Guin and ask a student to read the poem to the aloud. Have a 10- to 15-minute discussion about the poem as a class. How does it relate to Euripides' play? What is the tone of the poem? What does Le Guin say about the Maenads--does she view them with more sympathy than Euripides? Discuss Le Guin's techniques, focusing on the subtlety...

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