Objective: Part 1: There is a lot of history behind this play that someone in Ancient Greece would have known. Some of the history is alluded to in this first part, and other parts are simply mentioned in passing. This lesson will focus on the history behind the events that are occurring in this play.
1. As the class comes in, divide them into small groups and have them research (through books or the Internet) what the Trojan War was all about and who the major players in the Trojan War were. Then have each small group share their presentation with the class.
Another way to do this activity is to have the students read other books, or use other accounts of the Trojan War, like The Illiad, or other plays, instead of using encyclopedias and Web sites.
2. Keep the class in small groups. Ask each small group to...
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