Sophocles Web Search

Performance Indicator:

P.S ELA-3 Reading Craft and Structure: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of a text.

A. Understand SOAPSTone: Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, Tone
B. Analyze the plot and/or design of the text, following shifts in time and place.

You are to complete a web search for Sophocles, author of Oedipus the King.  Your search and response will be based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and is due on DAY 1 of the second quarter syllabus.  The format follows below.

Knowledge:  List three interesting facts about Sophocles’ life.
Comprehension:  Describe how Sophocles was rewarded due to his scholarly accomplishments.
Application:  Based on your research, what attributes is a protagonist in a Sophoclean play likely to possess?
Analysis:  Why is there such controversy surrounding Sophocles’ death.
Synthesis:  Guided by your research provide the various reported ways in which Sophocles died.
Evaluation:  Now that you have acquired some information about Sophocles and the Greek society in which he lived in, do you feel that narratives about highly reputable Greek scholars provide us with an accurate understanding of early culture?  Support your response.