On the Nature of Things
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to create an artistic response to the text
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.9
In Act 1, Scene 1, Pope Joan recites an excerpt from the poem "De rerum natura" by Lucretius. She also talks of her death as a matter of fact, not the horrific event that it seems to the other women.
In this activity, students should read one of these two articles on their own:
"Lucretius, part 1: a poem to explain the entire world around us" by Emma Woolerton, a shorter article aimed at a...
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