Using Czeslaw Milosz’s poem, “Orpheus and Eurydice,” students will review important poetic devices, close read and annotate the text, view supporting video clips, listen to an NPR story, view a TED Talk on music’s medicinal effects, evaluate the writing prompt, and examine scored student sample essays from an original AP style Literature/Language prompt. In the selection, the classic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is explored by the Polish Nobel Prize Laureate. The three lessons goes well with a study of The Odyssey, The Iliad, or any Greek mythology. The lessons also stands alone on its own merit.
These lessons prepare students for AP Literature and Language exams, Common Core extended response assessments, American Literature Course exams, the SAT essay and critical thinking activities
In this resource there is a unique detailed rubric that can be used to score Socratic Seminars in a way that encourages organic fluid discussions. In the guide there is a step by step explanation on how to conduct a fish-bowl discussion with the rubric. The Socratic seminar acts as a poetry explication. The packet includes a complete lesson, common core standards, essential and key questions.
Tags: poetry explication, Greek Mythology, World Literature, Socratic Seminar, writing, poetry, AP Literature, AP Language, Pre-AP, Orpheus, critical thinking, music, Eurydice, annotations, Hades, TED Talk, death, underworld, Persephone