If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will become familiar with the elements and conventions of Ancient Greek tragedy.
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.
Students will gain an appreciation of the text as an important piece of the Western cultural canon.
Students will analyze the historical and cultural contexts of the play, including interpreting its main themes and understanding its use of symbolism and...