Tired of discussing the same old questions when teaching Sophocles' tragedy, Oedipus Rex? Looking for a way to freshen up your unit or lesson plans? The 28 higher-level questions on these task cards cover are designed to really get your students thinking.
How can you use these cards? After reading the play, have students work in pairs with one of the cards and present their answer to the rest of the class. These cards can also be used as bell ringers, exit slips, or even quizzes. You could also use them all at once once you've finished reading the novel and have each group work on the questions for a set of chapters. The task cards could also make good essay or Socratic seminar prompts.
An answer key is not included, as the questions are open-ended.
Teaching Oedipus or Antigone? Check out my introductory PowerPoint featuring personal pictures from Athens:
Oedipus, Antigone Greek Theater Introductory PowerPoint and Activity
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