Antigone by Sophocles
Lesson plans and learning activities

| Sophocles, biography & background | | Antigone | Oedipus Rex |


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Biography & Background

The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
Click on "Educational Resources" for Lesson 4, "Oedipus the King: An Introduction to Greek Drama." Other lessons involve research into Greek civilization.

Biography and commentary at Wikipedia.

Sophocles - Biography and Works
Good background information.


Text of the play in multiple formats, including EPUB, Kindle, more.

Summary of the play and general notes. Includes a link to "The Antigone game." A good review.

Overview, suggestions for instructional focus, learning activities, and connections beyond the classroom.

This unit plan includes a study guide and answers, a Jeopardy-style game (requires MS-Powerpoint or compatible application), other projects, tests, and an extension activity connecting Antigone with The Whale Rider.

Antigone -- Screenplay Assignment
Click on the title link for a full description of the writing activity, which involves bringing Antigone into the 21st century.

Antigone: vocabulary from the play
A list of 50 words presented in context and with definitions. Click on the word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more.

The Classics Pages: Sophocles Antigone - Creon
An analysis of Creon's attitudes and actions.

Greek Myths, Oedipus, Antigone ... and Star Wars
Click on the title link for a complete discussion.

Sophocles' Antigone: Ancient Greek Theatre, Live From Antiquity!
These follow-up activities focus on the experience of ancient Greek drama and its role in ancient Greek society.

Study guide for Sophocles' Antigone
Questions to guide students as they read.

New 8/9Thebes, Greece in Sophocles' Oedipus the King
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