Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama: Crash Course Theater #2

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Unless you're singing about a lonely goatherd in the Sound of Music, goats have little to do with theater, and yet the word tragedy comes from the Greek words for goat and song. A video about Greek drama, the second video in the Crash Course Theater series, shares many such fun facts about the early world of theater. Through an engaging narrator and humorous animations, the history and people of Greek drama come to life.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide a list of key names mentioned in the video and have students take notes sharing what they learn about those people during the video
  • Find a reenactment of a Greek drama and play for scholars to illustrate the concepts discussed
Classroom Considerations

  • Free to access, but the description contains a link to donate to the organization that created the video
  • Contains a few innocent, but potentially inappropriate, references to a character being hungover and sexual body parts
Pros

  • Animations feature labels to highlight key elements related to the topic
  • Goes beyond basic facts and incorporates elements of critical thinking and analysis
Cons

  • Narrator speaks very quickly
Common Core