Pre-AP Oedipus Rex and Antigone Unit
Traveling to Ancient Greece, we will turn our attention to the characteristics of Ancient Greek theater, Aristotle's definition of Tragedy, and the irony and character development used in Sophocle's Oedipus Rex and Antigone. Discussions about fate, truth, and the fairness of life will guide our exploration of these Ancient Greek tragedies. Not only will we explore these texts in the realm of their time period and culture, but we will connect lessons to our ever-changing modern world. The MYP Global context used is Identities and Relationships and through this framework, we will ask ourselves the following guiding question: Is it always better to know the truth, no matter what the consequences are?
Just in case you miss the watching of Antigone in class, here is a video off of YouTube, or you can go to our Library's site and look it up on Safari Montage. We watch a version from the University of Otago.