Instructional Video

The Tragic Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice

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Don't look back! Introduce viewers to the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice with a short video that recounts the tale of the young poet and his love.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • As homework, ask class members to view the video, complete the comprehension check, and explore some of the links before returning for a full-class discussion
  • Assign groups to research and report on the other myths referenced in the video
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, background articles, and a discussion question
  • Includes links to Monteverdi's opera, Ruhl's play, and works of various composers, all inspired by the myth
  • None
Common Core