Achilles: "Leave me, stranger. My heart is heavy"
Priam: "As is mine"
Narrator: Achilles looked up the second King Priam spoke. Priam uncovered his face and Achilles jumped back, reaching for his sword.
Two leaders + Two tragic deaths = one emotional conversation. Let your students experience the grief felt by Achilles and by King Priam as they act out this very real conversation inspired by the "Ransom for Hector" chapter found in THE BLACK SHIPS BEFORE TROY. Students will gain a better understanding of the terms "respect", "grief", "leadership" and "honor". This "act it out" session may be short, but it will have a heavy impact on your students! Put away the swords and get those tissues ready. This is a side to Achilles never seen before!