Antigone's Civil Disobedience

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What do Antigone and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have in common? Apply the concept of civil disobedience to a class reading of Antigone with a lesson on the famous Greek tragedy and its headstrong, justice-minded protagonist.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect with a social studies unit about civil disobedience and historical examples of non-violent protest
  • Have learners present their arguments in a debate form
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for the end of an Antigone unit
Pros

  • Provides links to differentiation and extension options
  • Connects the themes of a Greek tragedy to more modern examples in history
Cons

  • None