Lesson plans for Oedipus & Antigone

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Biography & Background

The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
This site comes in both a Flash 4 (for fast Internet connections) and an HTML version. Click on "Educational Resources" for Lesson 4, " Oedipus the King : An Introduction to Greek Drama." Other lessons involve research into Greek civilization.

Biography and commentary at Wikipedia.

Sophocles - Biography and Works
Good background information.


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Oedipus Rex

Teacher Guide to Oedipus Rex
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Includes plot summary, essential questions, three-act structure, elements of the tragic hero, choices and consequences graphic organizer, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

Greek Myths, Oedipus, Antigone ... and Star Wars
Click on the title link for a complete discussion.

A Host of Heroes
This TED-ED video (4:54) uses examples from Beowulf , Oedipus , Romeo and Juliet , Star Wars , Zorro , and King Arthur to explore the differences between the epic, tragic, and romantic hero. Captioned, includes follow-up questions.

Summary of the play, interpretations, and links to, among other things, The Oedipus Game. I have to like a site that discusses the murder of Laius as an early instance of road rage.

Oedipus the King
Resources here include a Prezi with background information, a writing task, and a children's book project.

Oedipus by Sophocles
A variety of post-reading activities.

Oedipus Rex
A variety of reading strategies, including an anticipation guide, vocabulary crossword, and a biopoem handout. Adobe Reader required for access to activities.

Oedipus the King: An Introducton to Greek Drama
Designed to go with PBS programming but adaptable. Excellent material.

Oedipus the King , vocabulary from the play
50 words presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more.

Oedipus King of Thebes
Downloadable text of the play in multiple formats, including EPUB, Kindle, more.

Thebes, Greece in Sophocles' Oedipus the King
What does Thebes look like today? Photos and views via Google Maps.