Ancient Greece: Greek Mythology, Oedipus Rex, and Antigone

Since the Greeks started pretty much everything we cherish in Western culture, it's important to study them--both from a literary and historical perspective. Above all the Greeks were great storytellers. The Iliad and Odyssey fill students with wonder while Oedipus Rex and Antigone shows them the deep debt that we owe to Greek drama. These teacher resources will help you teach a creative and informative ancient Greek unit. For even more materials on Greek mythology visit my other website www.mythologyteacher.com

INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT GREECE

This packet of information provides a good background for both English and history teachers who want to teach students about ancient Greece. Look below for questions to accompany the packet and an answer key.

ANCIENT GREEK FATES

Assign these ancient Greek fates (which are frequently gruesome) to your students. Then have them introduce themselves to one another and read their fate. This is a great way to make the historical reality of ancient Greece more personal to the students. Plus, it makes them appreciate the modern world a whole lot more!

FAMOUS ANCIENT GREEKS

This worksheet gives biographical information on a few important ancient Greek innovators, including Socrates, Plato, Hippocrates, and Herodotus.

INTRODUCTION TO GREEK THEATER

This worksheet gives students a brief overview of Greek Theater. 

ANTIGONE ESSAY EXAM

This essay exam asks students to analyze and connect to Sophocles' Antigone.

ANTIGONE! THE MUSICAL

Give your students the assignment of turning a morbid tragedy into an upbeat musical! 

OEDIPUS REX

This worksheet gives a summary of the events of Oedipus Rex with some discussion questions.

CHARACTERS OF THE TROJAN WAR

If you are teaching the Iliad, this presentation will give you an overview of the main characters.

MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE STORE

THE REACHING OLYMPUS SERIES:  This textbook series dramatizes favorite stories from Greek mythology into Reader's Theater script-stories. Each textbook also includes extra worksheets and activities for the classroom. Reaching Olympus: Tales of Titans, Gods, and Mortals and Reaching Olympus: Heroes, Beasts, and Monsters re-tell basic tales from Greek mythology. Reaching Olympus:  The Saga of the Trojan War re-tells the full story of the Iliad and Odyssey. 

To learn more visit the website store or buy physical copies through Amazon.com.

GREEK GOD AND GODDESS POSTERS:  This set of 16 posters presents cartoon version of the Greek gods and goddesses along with their titles. This item has FREE SHIPPING to all addresses in the United States. For more information visit the website store.

GREEK MYTHOLOGY UNIT EXAMS:  Also available are unit exams over Greek mythology. For more information visit the website store.