New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_A7539
A photograph of the Theater of Dionysus, Athens, Greece, n.d.
Have you ever been to a theater? What do you think it was made of?
This is an old theater. What does it look like it was made of?
Why do you think it was built out in the open?
Where did the people sit?
Where did the actors perform?
What do you think happened to the theater?
Write a play to dramatize a Greek myth. Remember that most Greek plays involved telling the story of a hero.
Math: Using the scale found on the plan of the Acropolis, determine how far it was between the Theater of Dionysius and the Parthenon, or the Cave of Apollo.
Science: Explain how levers might have been used to build this theater.
English Language Arts: Find a student version of a Greek play, assign different roles, and perform it. Other students could make the scenery.
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Ferris, Julie. Ancient Greece. Houghton Mifflin Company, August 1999. ISBN: 0753452197
Guy, John. Greek Life. Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated, August 1998. ISBN: 0764106309