Two pre-reading activities for Sophocles's drama Antigone.
The first worksheet is a "Battle of the Sexes" comparative analysis in which students use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast society's expectations of men and women today. This always sparks a passionate debate! Then, there are four questions that allow students to synthesize what they learn and think about their own experiences. This is a great digital resource for visual learners, as there is space for students to include pictures.
The second worksheet examines theories of power, an important theme to address before reading the drama. Students will learn about four different types of power, and provide examples of modern day figures who use/abuse each type of power. This short pre-reading activity encourages not only interdisciplinary reflection, but also makes the theme of power relevant to student's lives.
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