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With Oedipus, the whole play hinges on students understanding the back story. Make sure yours do with this easy to follow prologue and graphic organizer.
Powerpoint begins with brief introduction to current and ancient prophecy as well as hubris. To help students understand hubris there are a few examples from texts they have likely read and one example from a current movie.
The prologue is on the Powerpoint and is broken down into smaller sections to allow for questions and discussion as you go. There is an accompanying graphic organizer/plot map for students to take notes while learning about the prologue. The Powerpoint includes a copy of the notes page after each section to show students exactly what they should be writing down and where. Perfect to use for students who struggle, or it can be taken out if your class does not need the extra help.
Includes an analysis worksheet for students to reflect on why Socrates started the play in the middle and why he wanted the audience to know what Oedipus did not know.