Teacher Guide

The Bacchae 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 become familiar with the elements and conventions of Ancient Greek tragedy.

  2. 2

    Students will practice thinking and writing analytically about literature, using examples from the text and appropriate literary terminology to support arguments about the way a text functions.

  3. 3

    Students will gain an appreciation of the text as an important piece of the Western cultural canon.

  4. 4

    Students will analyze the historical and cultural contexts of the play, including interpreting its main themes and understanding its use of symbolism and...

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